UC Clermont to host an evening with NASA astronaut Searfoss

November 23rd, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

UC Clermont College will host an evening with NASA Astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Rick Searfoss, Colonel, USAF, Ret., Friday Dec. 6 in the Student Activities Center. The event is being sponsored by Duke Energy.

Colonel Searfoss will be traveling to UC Clermont College to interact with the Space and Aviation STEM academy students and following his visit with the students, he will make a presentation to the public.

Searfoss piloted two Space Shuttle missions and commanded a third, with more than 939 hours in space and 5,400 hours flying time in 61 different types of aircraft.

His first space flight in 1993 set the record for the longest duration Space Shuttle mission. In 1996 he piloted Atlantis to the Russian space station Mir.

“Duke Energy appreciates the opportunity to support this fantastic program. UC Clermont has found a way to creatively bring STEM to life and present a unique opportunity for our community. It highlights Duke’s ongoing support and UC Clermont’s commitment to delivering programs that support student interest in STEM fields, “ said Duke Energy District Manager of Community and Government Relations Warren Walker.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

This event is free and open to the community. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a dessert reception. At 8 p.m., Colonel Searfoss will make his presentation, “Human Space Flight – Pilot Astronaut Perspective”

RSVP by Dec. 2 through www.regonline.com/spaceandaviation.

For questions or more information, please contact Director of Development, Dana Parker at dana.parker@uc.edu or (513) 558-9964.

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