BELLINGHAM - Space fans will have a chance to listen to a former astronaut speak at Western Washington University Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Commander John B. Herrington will share his experiences during a presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 4 of Fraser Hall.
Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma, was America's first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space. He flew aboard the shuttle Endeavor in the 2002 mission to the International Space Station. That mission included three space walks, the delivery of the Expedition 6 crew, a cargo transfer, and the delivery, installation and activation of a truss.
He also rode a bike from Washington's Cape Flattery to Cape Canaveral in Florida to raise awareness about the importance of education in science, technology, engineering and math.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
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