This Is Your Nontradition
A look back at campus through the lens
of the unique. Seafaring roots, a spaceship
library and dropping melons in the name
of science: it’s what makes us “us”—
the research firsts and campus quirks
that make up our nontradition.
Together We Go
Only at UC San Diego can cross-collaboration lend the big insight,
deep discovery and global impact
we’re known for.
The View from Above
When Kate Rubins ’99 returned to the
planet Earth this past October, Triton was
waiting. An interview with the astronaut
on everything from weightless DNA
sequencing to—that’s right—Space Camp.
NASA Expedition 48 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins ’99 installs the
first of two international docking adapters for the future arrivals of
Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew spacecraft. Commercial crew
flights will increase the time U. S. crews can dedicate to scientific
research, which is helping prepare astronauts for deep space
missions, including the journey to Mars.
ON THE COVER(S)
Breaking It Better
In the spirit of nontradition, of seeing things
differently and breaking things better, we give you a
magazine like none you’ve ever seen before. Just like
space itself—no up, no down, no beginning and no end.
Read it, turn it, live it, learn it: That’s Triton.
Let us know what you think: @ucsdalumni