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Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut? You can meet a few and learn what space is really like at this event


Please join us on February 14 when NASA and the University of Maryland ‘s A. James Clark School of Engineering will present a public discussion with three astronauts from recent International Space Station expedition missions. The crew members will give a video presentation about their mission and then answer questions from the audience! Anyone who is interested in space, rockets, and science should definitely attend!

Date: Tuesday, February 14th

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Location: Hoff Theater, located inside Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Where: University of Maryland , College Park

If you wish to register in advance (we encourage you to do so in order to guarantee a spot), please fill out on the form at the link below:

Here are the three astronauts who will be presenting:

Mike Fossum served as a flight engineer for Expedition 28 and as commander for Expedition 29. During his stay, the station celebrated 11 years of continuous residence and work. Fossum returned to Earth on Nov. 21, 2011. He has logged more than 194 days in space, including more than 48 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA) in seven spacewalks. He is seventh on the all-time list of cumulative EVA time.

Ron Garan served as a flight engineer for Expeditions 27 and 28. While aboard the station, Garan continued work on a variety of microgravity experiments and welcomed two shuttle missions, including the last space shuttle visit to the station. He participated in the last space shuttle-based spacewalk during the STS-135 mission. Garan landed on Sept. 15, 2011. He has logged more than 178 days in space and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA in four spacewalks.

Cady Coleman served as a flight engineer for Expeditions 26 and 27. She was the lead robotics and science officer. While she was aboard, the station hosted a record number of visiting spacecraft: five vehicles from four space agencies. Coleman performed the second free-flyer robotic capture aboard the station. She returned to Earth on May 24, 2011. Coleman has logged over 4,330 hours in space aboard space shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station.

For more information about space engineering at the Clark School , please visit “So You Want to be an Astronaut” (the link is:

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