Franklin Students To Receive Visit from NASA Astronaut

Posted by Community Relations Department on 2/27/2013

Franklin students will receive a visit from NASA astronaut Catherine “Cady” Coleman, February 28, to share  her experiences in space, space station science discoveries and how research in space improves life on Earth.   It is part the NASA Johnson Space Center’s--Destination Station: Space station science and research awareness campaign.     Coleman, an M.I.T. graduate who also holds a doctorate in polymer science and engineering, was selected by NASA in 1992, and has logged more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station.  She was a flight engineer aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft for launch and landing and spent 159 days in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).  The national campaign educates the community about science experiments performed aboard the International Space Station (such as cancer research, salmonella vaccine research, and bone research); the benefits of ISS science research to humanity and the overall wonders of the International Space Station.