Former NASA Astronaut Mario Runco, Jr. to present SpSt lecture
Former Astronaut Mario Runco, Jr. will be an invited guest lecturer on Friday, January 25th at 10 am in Clifford Hall, Room 210. This is in conjunction with the SpSt 570 Earth Observations from the International Space Station class. All on-campus Space Studies graduate students are expected to take advantage of this rare opportunity.
Runco joined NASA in 1987 and remained on active duty as a NASA astronaut until 1994. A veteran of three space flights (STA-44 in 1992, STS-54 in 1993 and STS-77 in 1996), Runco has logged over 551 hours in space, which includes a 4.5 hour spacewalk during his STS-54 mission.
Runco currently serves as an Earth and planetary scientist; as the lead for Science and Utilization of the International Space Station’s Destiny Module Science Window and the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF), both of which he helped design.
What: “Observations of Planet Earth From Low Earth Orbit” by Former Astronaut Mario Runco, Jr.
When: 10 am on Friday, January 25th
Where: Clifford Hall, Room 210
******Online students may view this live webcast via Connect Pro******
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A live webcast is also available at http://realmedia.aero.und.edu/liveclass.html.