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Story Musgrave Astronaut
“The Beauty of Nature —
The Art of Technology”
Dr. Story Musgrave, who performed the first spacewalks to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, is one of NASA’s most accomplished astronauts. He flew into space six times, has earned seven graduate degrees, ranging from math to literature, and was a part-time trauma surgeon during his 30-year astronaut career. Musgrave dropped out of high school to join the Marines as an aircraft electrician and engine mechanic. He learned to fly in the military and accumulated 18,000 hours of flight time in more than 160 aircraft. An accomplished parachutist, he has made more than 800 free falls — including more than 100 free-fall descents to study human aerodynamics. Musgrave’s historic work on the Hubble restored perfect vision to the telescope, which has led to discoveries about the age of the universe, black holes and evidence of planets outside our solar system. The mirror and fine guidance system for the Hubble Space Telescope were built in Danbury by Perkin-Elmer Corp., now Goodrich ISR Systems.
April 22, 2010
7:30 p.m. Ives Concert Hall, White Hall,
WCSU Midtown campus 181 White Street, Danbury, Conn.
For more information, please call (203) 837-8486 or visit www.wcsu.edu/pls. This event is free and open to the public. This event is funded by the President’s Club.
WCSU will offer credit for this
Pre-registration is required to earn CEUs.
For information, call (203) 837-8486.