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AEM spotlight:

NASA Astronaut meets with AEM Students

On September 11th, 2009, AEM hosted an opportunity for it's undergraduate and graduate students to meet with NASA Astronaut, Lt. Col. Duane "Digger" Carey.

Carey was visiting campus as a special guest speaker at the Institute of Technology public lecture on Thursday, September 10th.  Friday he and AEM alumnus Lt. Col Jef Koss met with students to discuss his experience and life as an astronaut.

Carey graduated from Highland Park High School, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975; received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis in 1981 and 1982.

He was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in April 1996 and reported to the NASA Johnson Space Center in August 1996. Having completed two years of training and evaluation, he is qualified for flight assignment as a pilot. Initially, Carey was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Spacecraft Systems/Operations Branch. He served as pilot on STS-109 Columbia (March 1-12, 2002).

The students were provided the opportunity to chat face to face with Carey and Koss about their experiences, learning and successes.

Last Modified: Monday, 14-Sep-2009 14:32:38 CDT -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation