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Explore as One with NASA’s Robert Cabana
Wednesday | November 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
SOLD OUT – Join the Bell Museum and the University Honors Program for an evening with Robert D. Cabana, former NASA astronaut and current director of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Cabana will also present awards to University of Minnesota honors students Matthew DeJong and Macy Vollbrecht, 2019 Carol Fitzgerald Tyler and John Tyler Astronaut Scholars, on behalf of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Awards and Talk begin at 7:00 pm in Horizon Hall
Assistive listening devices, open captioning, ASL interpretation will be available for this event.
Meet our speaker
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cabana graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps until retiring as a colonel in 2000.
During his career, Cabana has logged over 7,000 hours in 50 different kinds of aircraft. A veteran of four spaceflights, Cabana has logged 38 days in space—his final flight was the first assembly mission of the International Space Station in December 1998.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his unique perspective on life as an astronaut and the future of space exploration!
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This event is a continuation of the Bell Museum’s Year of Apollo programming, celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing and beyond! Click here to learn more about our inaugural Statewide Star Party: November 8-11.