Astronaut To Visit Aviation High School Wed. Sept. 17

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Just received word from the Highline School District that an actual Astronaut will be visiting Aviation High School in Des Moines tomorrow (Wed. Sept. 17th).

Hank Hartsfield is a former Air Force pilot, Shuttle pilot, and spacecraft commander, logging over 6,000 hours in jet aircraft and almost 500 hours in space over three space flights.

He joined the ranks of NASA in 1969 and, in addition to his work as pilot and commander, has served in a variety of capacities including:

  • Astronaut support crew (Apollo 16 and Skylab 2, 3, and 4 missions)
  • Backup pilot
  • Deputy Director for Flight Crew Operations
  • Director of the Technical Integration and Analysis Division
  • Deputy Manager for the Space Station Projects Office
  • Manager, International Space Station Independent Assessment

Hartsfield will be visiting Aviation High School, which is located at 615 South 200th Street, Des Moines (map below) on Wed. Sept. 17th, from 9:15am to 10:15am.

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