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Space Stories
3 years ago

Space Stories

By  •  Web Extra

[tw-column width=”one-half”] When You Wish Upon a Star

During her six months aboard the ISS — 184 days, 22 hours, and 14 minutes, to be exact — Peggy Whitson conducted …
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A long road to a perfect launch
3 years ago

A long road to a perfect launch

For those of us who put in a substantial part of our careers in dreaming up the mission (it arose from a workshop 25 years ago), to getting it into …
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No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash
3 years ago

No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash

Most laboratories have an emergency eyewash station to help save lab workers’ eyes in the event of a mishap. But what about the International Space Station, one of the most …
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Readers Respond: Spring 2019
3 years ago

Readers Respond: Spring 2019

Dear Editor:

I found the latest Rice Magazine most interesting. I was particularly interested in the extensive article about the Baker Institute. I have admired Mr. Baker’s many contributions to …
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Homework: Variations on a Theme
3 years ago

Homework: Variations on a Theme

By  •  Spring 2019, Features

Classical musicians have mined the form of themes and variations to create enduring works of imagination. As a listener, think of Beethoven’s 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, …
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Faculty Books: Winter 2019
3 years ago

Faculty Books: Winter 2019

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation By Michael Cassutt (Chicago Review Press, 2018)

George Abbey’s rise through the ranks at NASA, from …
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A Winning Spirit
3 years ago

A Winning Spirit

When the Rice volleyball starting lineup takes the court, the remaining team members move to the corner of the gym. Once there, they launch into a gamelong litany of cheers …
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In Good Company
3 years ago

In Good Company

Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of 62 leading U.S. research universities that earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic …
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Readers Respond: Winter 2019
3 years ago

Readers Respond: Winter 2019

Image courtesy of Darryl Stephens ’90

FALL 2018 I received two items in the mail that caused a double take. I’m still not sure what to make of this …
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