Colonel Jerry Ross, NASA Record-Setting Astronaut Visits IPFW

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Science Building, Room 168 at IPFW

Link: http://www.ipfw.edu/microsites/uc2/events/jerry-ross.html

Event Description

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 6:47 AM EST

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) College of Arts and Sciences’ University Community Conversation (UC²) Series is proud to present an interactive presentation by Colonel Jerry Ross, NASA Astronaut. The event will take place on October 2, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. in Science Building, Room 168.

Ross is an Indiana native, graduate of Purdue University, retired United States Air Force officer, and a former astronaut who retired from NASA in 2012. Ross is a veteran of seven U.S. Space Shuttle missions and shares an individual world record for the most spaceflights flown.

Ross will discuss his recent book Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record Setting Frequent Flyer and show a video from his most recent Space Shuttle mission, which included spacewalks he conducted to help assemble the International Space Station. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Ross will also meet with Society of Physics students on October 2 at noon in Kettler Hall, Room G46. There will be media availability at both sessions.

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