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For more than 40 years, University of Houston-Clear Lake has pushed the boundaries of human thinking to create solutions for the world’s leading challenges. With more than 90 degree programs, including business, healthcare, human sciences and STEM, we continue to equip NASA with innovative leaders.

Rebecca Wingfield, MS '15

Rebecca Wingfield, '15 MS 

Systems Engineering MS

Rebecca Wingfield became one of six women to join the elite group of flight directors, leading mission control at NASA Johnson Space Center in July 2018.  

Guy Bluford, MBA '87

Guy Bluford, '87 MBA

Business Administration MBA

When Guion “Guy” Bluford, launched aboard Challenger's STS-8 mission on August 30, 1983, he became the first African-American to fly in space.

Mike Fincke, MS '01

Mike Fincke, '01 MS

Physical Sciences MS

NASA astronaut Mike Fincke was added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year.

 
Rebecca Wingfield, MS '15

Chris Culbert, '86 MS 

Space Sciences MS

Chris Culbert has spent more than 30 years developing technologies and systems for human spaceflight at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He is currently the Chief Technologist.  

Guy Bluford, MBA '87

Bernard Harris, '99 MBA

Business Administration MBA

During STS-62, Barnard Harris exited the space shuttle Discovery’ airlock for a spacewalk. With this extravehicular activity (EVA), Harris became the first African-American to walk in space.

Mike Fincke, MS '01

Evelyn Miralles, '12 MBA

Business Administration MBA

Evelyn Miralles is a pioneer in the field of virtual reality who co-created one of NASA's spacewalk training softwares. She recently launched a new flight path as an associate vice president at UHCL.

 

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