Undergraduate Admission
Rice: Unconventional Wisdom

Astronauts

 

Shannon Walker '87
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Astronaut

The first "triple Owl" to orbit (having earned her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in space science at Rice) and the first Houston-born astronaut; has been on several flights to the International Space Station

   
 

Peggy Whitson '86
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Astronaut

First female International Space Station Commander, Oct. 2006-April 2008; adjunct associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Rice