WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University alumnus Scott Tingle plans to take Purdue items with him into space when he takes part in missions to the International Space Station next year and in 2018.
The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier reports university officials will specially select the items. They’ll include a medal named after alumnus Neil Armstrong, two mechanical engineering photos and a Zucrow Laboratories scroll banner.
Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969. He graduated from Purdue in 1955. The medal will go on display in Purdue’s Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering when Tingle returns.
Tingle graduated from Purdue in 1988 and is the school’s 23rd student to become an astronaut.