Josh Byerly '99 is Public Affairs Officer at NASA's Johnson Space Center, where he gets to serve as the voice of Mission Control and participate in some amazing stuff. In this video, he interviews the flight director for the International Space Station during STS-124, the most recent shuttle mission, May 31-June 14, which featured three spacewalks by Aggie astronaut Col. Mike Fossum. Byerly will again act as the voice of Mission Control during the next shuttle mission, STS-125, which launches Oct. 8 and will visit the Hubble space telescope.
In this YouTube video, he takes us inside a mockup of the Orion space vehicle, part of NASA's Constellation program to take humans back to the moon in the next decade and on to Mars.
The Wikipedia entry on Byerly has a picture of him in Mission Control wherein you can espy his Aggie coffee mug!
And on another Aggie note, here's the musical wakeup call for Mike Fossum aboard the shuttle on day 10 of STS-124; first he's greeted by CAPCOM (astronaut Shannon Lucid) and then Byerly's voice comes in.