Fresno State alumnus Chris Rosander was born the same year Sputnik orbited the earth. He says his mind was on space from a young age. “The astronauts were my childhood heroes, and my favorite hobby as a kid was building and flying model airplanes and rockets.”

Rosander parlayed his passion into a career that will soon receive international recognition. On Aug. 17, Rosander and his colleagues on the Delta Chipper Experimental (DC-X) team will be inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. It is the first time a team of scientists has received this honor.