ASTRONAUT ON SPACE STATION GOT A DEGREE AT PURDUE’S GRADUATION

_ NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel received an honorary doctoral degree Friday from Purdue University — and he didn’t even have to leave the International Space Station. Feustel was beamed into the commencement program via live video so other graduates could watch the zero-gravity hooding ceremony.

… An academic dean usually places the hood on a recipient of an honorary degree. In this case, Scott Tingle, another astronaut aboard the space station and a Purdue alumnus, placed the hood on Feustel’s shoulders.

 

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