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  • Colonel Jerry Ross, NASA Record-Setting Astronaut Visits IPFW
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September 25, 2013

Colonel Jerry Ross, NASA Record-Setting Astronaut Visits IPFW

Key Info

  • UC² presents Colonel Jerry Ross, NASA Astronaut, Indiana native, and Purdue graduate
  • October 2, noon–1 p.m. Ross will meet with Society of Physics Students, Kettler Hall, Room 132
  • October 2, 7–9 p.m. Interactive presentation in Science Building, Room 168

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) College of Arts and Sciences’ University Community Conversation (UC²) Series is proud to present an interactive presentation by Colonel Jerry Ross, NASA Astronaut. The event will take place on October 2, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. in Science Building, Room 168

Ross is an Indiana native, graduate of Purdue University, retired United States Air Force officer, and a former astronaut who retired from NASA in 2012. Ross is a veteran of seven U.S. Space Shuttle missions and shares an individual world record for the most spaceflights flown.

Ross will discuss his recent book Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record Setting Frequent Flyer and show a video from his most recent Space Shuttle mission, which included spacewalks he conducted to help assemble the International Space Station. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Ross will also meet with Society of Physics students on October 2 at noon in Kettler Hall, Room 132. There will be media availability at both sessions.

This event is cosponsored with Purdue University Press and IPFW Helmke Library. For additional information click here.