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Traditions Lunch – Mike Fossum ’80

September 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Traditions Lunch:

When: 2nd Monday

Time: 11:30 Networking, Lunch from Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Grotto, 4715 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

Cost: $25 covers both lunch and dessert.

Parking: valet or complimentary

Michael E. Fossum is a Vice President of Texas A&M University and the Chief Operating Officer of the

Galveston Campus, a special purpose institution fulfilling Texas A&M’s sea-grant mission. Fossum joined

Texas A&M following his retirement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) –

Johnson Space Center in 2017.

Fossum is a veteran of three space flights with more than 194 days in space and more than 48 hours in

seven spacewalks during his 19 years as an astronaut. During his last mission in 2011, Fossum served as

the Commander of the International Space Station. He has logged over 2,000 hours in 35 different

aircraft throughout the course of his career.

Fossum earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and

was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1980. He is also a graduate of the US Air Force

Test Pilot School and has earned Master of Science degrees in Systems Engineering and Physical

Science/Space Science.