NASA astronaut to speak as part of Space Week Nov. 4

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On October 31, 2016

Photo by NASA.

Photo by NASA.

Photo by NASA.

Dr. Sandra Magnus, executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and former NASA astronaut, will speak about space-related topics as part of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Space Week.

Magnus, who made three space shuttle voyages with NASA, will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Room 140 Toomey Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The talk is a part of Space Week, a week of space-themed events hosted by various clubs, groups and teams at Missouri S&T.

Magnus earned a bachelor of science degree in physics at Missouri S&T in 1986 and a master of science degree in electrical engineering at Missouri S&T in 1990. She also holds a doctorate from Georgia Tech.

Magnus was aboard Atlantis for the last flight of the program in July of 2011, one of the final four astronauts to orbit the Earth in a space shuttle. Magnus made two trips to the International Space Station. In 2008-09, she spent more than four months on the ISS. During that time, she traveled 50,304,000 miles and blogged about the experience.

Other events include:

— Evening with Dr. Thomas Shoberg, research scientist with the United States Geological Survey, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Room 254 Toomey Hall

— Screening of “October Sky” 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center.

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