Former Astronaut Joins the Faculty at the University of Missouri

Linda Godwin has join the faculty of the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Missouri. In 1980, she was only the second woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Missouri. She went on to a long career as an astronaut for NASA. Dr. Godwin has been in space four times and has participated in two spacewalks.

Next semester, Dr. Godwin’s husband, Steven Nagel, also a former astronaut, will be teaching in the university’s College of Engineering.

Steven Nagel and Linda Godwin on the roof of the University of Missouri physics building

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