Day 49: We Met an Astronaut!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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My students thanking Dr. Massimino for sharing his experiences with them.

Dr. Mike Massimino gave a talk to my 6th period class today. He’s a veteran astronaut of Space Shuttle missions STS-109 and STS-125 and a professor of engineering at Columbia University. We were so engaged by his stories of the violence of liftoff, performing a touchy repair on Hubble Space Telescope, and the comedy of the first meal a crewmate ate on Earth after landing.

Dr. Massimino was visiting Westminster as part of a recruiting trip from Columbia University.

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An usie with the first astronaut to tweet from space!

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