University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Winter 1998 Seminar Series

Space Flight: One Engineer's Perspective

Lt. Colonel Susan J. Helms (USAF)
NASA Johnson Space Center


Lt. Colonel Susan Helms became an astronaut in July of 1991. She is currently currently assigned to a six-month space station flight, commencing in the summer of 1999. A veteran of three space flights, Helms has orbited Earth 544 times, traveled over 14 million miles, and has logged a total of 33 days, 20 hours, 17 minutes and 17 seconds in space. On her first mission, Helms flew on the crew of STS-54 in January of 1993 which deployed a $200 million NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-F). In September of 1994, she was the flight engineer for orbiter operations and the primary RMS operator aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. In June and July of 1996, Helms was the payload commander and flight engineer aboard Columbia, on the longest Space Shuttle mission to date.

Seminar: Friday, January 23, 1998
209 Akerman Hall
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Refreshments served after the seminar in 227 Akerman Hall.
Disability accomodations provided upon request.
Contact Audrey Stark-Evers, Senior Secretary, 625-8000.