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   Retired NASA Astronaut Winston Scott Presents "Destination Outer Space"

   Date : Friday, 21 February 2014       From : 7:00pm   To : 9:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : McCallum Ballroom/ Crain Reception Hall

   Event Description :

Retired NASA Astronaut Winston Scott will present "Destination Outer Space." Free and open to the public, the talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus.

Scott's journey to the stars is a testament to the power of perseverance and vision. Raised in Miami, his largely segregated education provided little access to resources, but his own determination combined with the dedication of his teachers set him on an inspiring path of achievement.

Scott was selected by NASA and reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997, and has logged a total of 24 days in space, including three spacewalks.

He retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy at the end of July 1999, and he currently is the Dean of the College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. His talk at Rhodes is part of the 2014 Society of Physics Students Zone 10 Meeting and has been extended to the Memphis community.

For more information, contact the Rhodes Department of Physics at (901) 843-3918.

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