Alumnus Takes Space Station Command

By: Teresa Tanoos | November 19, 2012

Astronaut Kevin Ford '82 speaks at a press conference before launching into space

An Indiana native blasted off today for the International Space Station as its new commander, saying that the bulk of scientific benefits from the orbiting laboratory will be seen over the coming decade, amid questions on whether the estimated $100 billion spent in last 12 years is worth the effort.

NASA astronaut Kevin Ford became the station's commander Sunday with the departure of three astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Japan who landed safely Monday in Kazakhstan.

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