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Beyond Earth: A Personal Experience of Human Space Flight and the Course of Future Exploration

Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Pioneering Science Series

Science Opportunities Fair
6-6:45 pm
Keating Theater Lobby

Representatives from community organizations will be available to share information about summer and other science opportunities for students.

Featured Speaker: Linda M. Godwin, Ph.D., former NASA Astronaut; Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri – Columbia

This hometown girl from Missouri is the second woman to have earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Missouri – Columbia, one of only 523 humans to have traveled to space, and the fourth woman ever to have stepped out of the space shuttle – twice. UMC professor and former astronaut Linda Godwin is a veteran of four shuttle flights; and she shares her experiences on her Space Shuttle journeys, including visits to the Russian Space Station MIR, and the International Space Station. And she talks about what the United States plans to do in the next few years in space, the possibilities of going beyond low Earth Orbit, and the efforts of the private space industry to provide Low Earth Orbit access. Don’t miss this Pioneering Science seminar on the final frontier.

Astronaut Linda M. Godwin, STS-108 mission specialist, works in the Rafaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) on the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronaut Linda M. Godwin, STS-108 mission specialist, is pictured near the end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s remote manipulator system (RMS) arm during the four-hour session of extravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Daniel M. Tani (out of frame), mission specialist, joined Godwin on the space walk.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITES TO COMPETE FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS— two $250 scholarships for middle and high school students. Attend 3 seminars or panel discussions and write about your experience. Scholarship decisions announced in May 2013.

DRAWINGS FOR TWO FREE JUNIOR SCIENCE ACADEMY MEMBERSHIPS at each Pioneering Science Seminar. Junior Academy of Science— Real-world science opportunities and field trips monthly— for students of all abilities in grades 6 – 12.

Location: Kirkwood High School Keating Theater

801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122

FREE parking in Kirkwood High School lots.

FREE and OPEN to ALL—middle and high school students, teachers, adults and the general public. Registration not required.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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