Astronauts Awaken to Aggie War Hymn

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The wake-up tune for the shuttle Discovery astronauts today was the Aggie War Hymn -- a tune familiar to crewmember Mike Fossum.

Fossum is the first Texas A&M graduate in space.

Astronaut Steve Swanson, who was at Mission Control in Houston, reminded Fossum that there are quite a few A&M folks working for the space agency. Swanson said that at Mission Control, and all throughout Texas, people have been watching Fossum through the mission.

As Swanson told him, "I think we can say the eyes of Texas are upon you."

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