Before Mary Cleave (B.S., ’69) became one of the first women to complete NASA flight training and serve as flight engineer for two space shuttle missions, she was riding around Horsetooth Reservoir on her motorcycle doing field research. The biological sciences major answered an “Astronauts Wanted” posting on a whim. After 172 orbits of Earth, operating the space shuttle’s robotic arm, and traveling 3.94 million miles, Cleave’s advice is to always keep an open mind. She received the William E. Morgan Achievement Award, the CSU Alumni Association’s highest honor, in 2015.