Astro Tim Returns to Earth

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Kopra_space.jpgWe often like to talk about how our alumni reach grand heights in their successes and go far in their contributions to society. And not many have gone quite as far as Business School alum Timothy Kopra '13BUS. That far as outer space.

Kopra is a NASA astronaut with not one but two space trips on his resume. He has lived on the International Space Station for a total of 244 days, completing three spacewalks and Instagramming with captions like #citiesfromspace and good night from @ISS. Once he got back to Earth, he visited Columbia to speak with students about engineering, teamwork, and what he looks for in an aspiring astronaut. 

To see some of the photos described in this episode and to learn more about NASA's work, visit or find Kopra's Instagrams from space on his account: @astro_tim

To learn about the Engineering program at Columbia University, visit

Happy to be #home from @ISS

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