Students Meet Astronaut Bill Nelson at the Cradle of Aviation

May 02 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018, members of the STEM Cluster voyaged to The Cradle of Aviation Museum to meet Astronaut and Senator Bill Nelson. His talk focused on his experience in space and its effect on his view of our Earth and humanity. The senator went to space aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1986 to spend six days as a payload specialist. Our students left with a glimpse of where this astronaut foresees the US heading in the near future and how they can pursue multiple passions during their careers. Additionally, students learned unique facts about adjusting to zero gravity, some personal history about the relationships all astronauts share, and how astronauts are the few that can truly attest to the idea that humanity is really in this together, floating through space on this special planet.

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