Thursday, July 2, 2015

See you next Monday!

A special guest... 

Astronaut, John Phillips

We are so blessed to have someone who has been on the International Space Station join us! An American hero is coming to share his adventures in space next Tuesday!

NASA EXPERIENCE: After training to be an astronaut in 1996, Mr. Phillips served as systems engineering and CAPCOM for the International Space Station (ISS) and as a robotics specialist, supporting operations on missions. He has logged more than 203 days in space during three flights and has flown as Flight Engineer on three different spacecraft types:  shuttle, Soyuz and ISS.

He served on the STS-100 Endeavour (April 19 to May 1, 2001) delivering and installing the Canadarm-2 robotic arm on the ISS.

He also served on the ISS Expedition 11 Mission (April 15 to October 10, 2005) for six months, continuing ISS maintenance, working with scientific experiments, performing a spacewalk in Russian spacesuits from the Pirs Airlock and hosting the “return to flight” visit of Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-114).

Mr. Phillips also served on the STS-119 Discovery Mission (March 15 to 28, 2009) for a 13-day, 202 orbit mission, where the crew delivered and installed the S6 integrated truss segment to the ISS, including the final two solar array wings.

Need less to say - we are honored to have a man who has served our nation and science in such laudable ways! Come meet him next Tuesday, July 7 at 9 am.

Come join a REAL astronaut!

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