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Commencement speaker Mike Hopkins credits UI with success

Commencement speaker Mike Hopkins credits UI with success

May 6, 2014


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On Sept. 25, 2013, Colonel Mike Hopkins was strapped in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft ready for takeoff on his first mission to space.  If this sounds like the beginning to a science fiction novel, that’s because even for Hopkins, preparing to blast through Earth’s atmosphere seemed like a surreal exp...