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Space Stories
3 years ago

Space Stories

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[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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When You Wish Upon a Star
3 years ago

When You Wish Upon a Star

This article appeared originally in the Fall 2003 issue of Rice Sallyport and has been lightly edited.

Peggy Whitson, an adjunct assistant professor in Rice’s Department of Biochemistry and …
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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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Triple Owl Flies High
3 years ago

Triple Owl Flies High

When Shannon Walker ’87 blasted off June 16 for a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS), she knew that keeping in touch with her husband and fellow astronaut, …
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20 under 30
4 years ago

20 under 30

Comically Talented

Ruchir Shah ’12 is an entrepreneur, comic book author, stand-up comedian and a recent graduate of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. His accomplishments are …
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You say vosotros, I say ustedes …
4 years ago

You say vosotros, I say ustedes …

As a Latino-American, I always dreamed of studying abroad in Spain. It seemed like a suitable second home for me, where the culture shock of my first trip to Europe …
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From Wine to Wine Grapes
4 years ago

From Wine to Wine Grapes

On storied Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, Segassia Vineyard’s cabernets have routinely scored a minimum of 93 points on Wine Spectator’s scale, meaning they’re in the “outstanding” or even higher …
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Cold Brew Is Red Hot
4 years ago

Cold Brew Is Red Hot

Nine years after earning his MBA at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Chris Campbell ’01 and co-founder Steve Williams teamed up to create Chameleon Cold-Brew in Austin. Cold-brew coffee’s …
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A World of Wine Brands
4 years ago

A World of Wine Brands

After earning an undergraduate degree in political science, Robert Foye ’88 headed straight back to school, ultimately leaving Rice with an MBA — plus a handful of financial certifications that …
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