NASA Astronaut to Speak in Grand Rapids

The notice is a little late, but for those of you who might be interested, NASA astronaut David C. Leestma will be speaking on Wednesday evening, April 16th, at the Public Museum in Grand Rapids Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association is proud to co-sponsor this special event with Grand Valley State University, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, and the Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund.

Captain Leestma is currently the Manager of the Advanced Planning Office at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. His position entails heading a team involved in strategy for development and implementation of this country’s most ambitious of all human space programs: return to the moon and an expedition to Mars.

His presentation, “Flying in Space: What It’s Like and What’s Ahead” will include his experiences as a NASA astronaut, his missions, and a look ahead to an exciting future for exploration, as humans progress toward missions throughout the star system.

The presentation begins promptly at 8.00pm. Persons interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited. Please mark your calendars and join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening for all.

For more information, please visit this page on the GRAAA site.

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