NYU Poly’s astonaut-alums pay their astral matter a visit

This crew went from Brooklyn to space and back again.

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering hosted a talk on Thursday night about the future of space travel with three alumni who went on to become astronauts after graduating. Poly students who are competing to build a National Aeronautics and Space Administration digging robot said the talk brought things down to Earth for them.

“Hearing them talk about this stuff makes the competition more real,” said Devon Simmons, a co-captain of the team. “It puts things in perspective.”

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