Photos: From space to homecoming

October 25, 2011 5:41 AM

New Wave staff

Students, parents and alumni give a warm welcome to alumnus and astronaut Doug Hurley during homecoming events. He was pilot of the final mission of the space shuttle Atlantis earlier this year.

Doug Hurley

Hurley talks about his experience on the shuttle mission at the Dean’s Colloquium of Newcomb-Tulane College on Thursday (Oct. 20) as part of homecoming festivities. (Photo by Guillermo Cabrera-Rojo)

Doug Hurley

The NASA astronaut, a 1988 Tulane graduate, autographs a photo for an admirer during his campus visit. (Photo by Guillermo Cabrera-Rojo)

Doug Hurley

Students gather around Hurley to hear more about his shuttle career. Hurley, a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, attended Tulane on an ROTC scholarship. (Photo by Guillermo Cabrera-Rojo)

Doug Hurley

Hurley presents a green Tulane flag, which he took into space with him in July, to Nick Altiero, dean of the School of Science and Engineering. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer)

Doug Hurley

At a presentation in the School of Science and Engineering, Hurley describes the items he brought along on the space shuttle mission. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer)

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