UCLA Engineering Alumna Megan McArthur in Orbit on Space Shuttle Atlantis

May 11, 2009

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

UCLA Engineering alumna Megan McArthur lifted off today (May 11) aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis for the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA’s homepage for STS-125 offers a host of multimedia , including: videos of the shuttle mission; interactive graphics on the Hubble Space Telescope; details on the servicing mission; and behind-the-scene stories on McArthur and the rest of the crew. Click on the graphic to get to the mission homepage.

Also, before the launch, McArthur answered a few questions from UCLA Today on her role in the mission and how her time at UCLA helped prepare her for becoming an astronaut. To read the interview, please click here.

Share this article