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7/14/06

Astronauts Get Aggie Awakening

The Aggie fight song was heard around the world Friday and by some people orbiting Earth.

Mission Control in Houston played the Texas A&M fight song to awaken the Discovery crew and one astronaut in particular.

Mike Fossum is the first 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."

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

The astronauts plan one final damage inspection of the shuttle Friday.

Crewmembers say next week's return to Earth should go well with a safe landing.

Source: AP

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