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Live from space: NC State graduate Christina Koch speaks to Durham students

August 31, 2019 | ABC 11
More than a thousand students from all over North Carolina as well as NC State spent the morning taking part in an out of this world conversation. Astronaut and NC State graduate Christina Koch, who is currently floating hundreds of miles above the Earth, spoke to the students live from the International Space Station.

NC State alum Christina Koch Skypes from space with Wolfpack students

August 31, 2019 | WNCN
A lot of North Carolina students are feeling inspired to take their dreams to new heights, and some are even thinking about reaching for the stars.It’s not every day you get to Skype with someone from outer space, but that’s exactly what more than one thousand students at North Carolina State University got to do on Friday. “It was amazing to see Christina on the screen I couldn’t believe that she was actually hearing us and talking to us to see her zoom around on the international space station was really amazing,” said Ana Sofia Uzsoy, a junior at NC State majoring in Physics and Computer Science. “It’s kind of insane that [she came] from where I am right now.”

Christina Koch, Tar Heel of the Month, explores from the International Space Station

August 26, 2019 | News & Observer
The NC State University graduate always has been adventurous, pushing herself to channel her fears into sharp focus to accomplish her goals. And her historic path from growing up in Eastern North Carolina to outer space has been unconventional — with a few stops in the arctic between her NASA jobs.

As one of only two institutions to be home to two concurrent NSF research centers, the home of the Department of Energy’s PowerAmerica institute, and leaders in the only North America IBM Q Hub, we are ranked among the top academic units engaged in scientific research in the United States.

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