Retired astronaut, first enrolled member of a Native American Tribe to fly in space, will speak at STCC
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Contact: James Danko
The Diversity Series at STCC will feature retired astronaut John B. Herrington, who flew aboard a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station in 2002. In 2004, he served as the commander of the NEEMO 6 mission (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations). He lived and worked in the Aquarius underwater laboratory for 10 days. Dr. Herrington’s talk will take place during Native American Heritage Month, which is celebrated in November.
Herrington wrote a children’s book called “Mission to Space.” He shares his passion for space travel and his Chickasaw heritage as he gives children a glimpse into his astronaut training at NASA and his mission to the International Space Station. This unique children’s book is illustrated with photos from Herrington’s training and space travel and includes an English-to-Chickasaw vocabulary list with space-related terms.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.
Scibelli Hall Theater, Springfield Technical Community College, One Armory Square, Springfield.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 8,500 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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