NASA has announced its crew for a space shuttle set to launch in April of 2010. On this list is astronaut Garrett Reisman, who graduated from Penn in '91 with majors in Econ and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. According to this sport-y article in The NY Times that we can't be bothered to read thoroughly, and The DP ca. 1998, he was a member of ATO and the president of the Interfraternity Council.
While researching, we noticed that Reisman said of his dream to become an astronaut, "It was a long shot - no pun intended," in at least several interviews. Could it be that this pun was, in fact, intended? As this one-time DRL rat prepares for his second space-walk, we too must prepare. Prepare to wait a long time for our answer.
May the force be with you, Garrett. No movie reference intended.