Area residents will have the opportunity to meet NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei. He will share his life experiences and answer questions during a public presentation about his unique occupation.
Mayor Schmitt stated, “Green Bay is fortunate to host this special event with the School District. NASA receives thousands of requests each year and we are fortunate to have this special guest inform our community about the benefits of the space program and how it affects our everyday life.”
Vande Hei serves as a U.S. Army Colonel. He reported to the Johnson Space Center in 2006 to serve as a Capsule Communicator at the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas.
Vande Hei was selected in 2009 as a member of the 20th NASA astronaut class. He completed astronaut training in June 2011 and is now qualified for future flight assignments. From June 2012 – May 2013 he served as the Astronaut’s Office Director of Operations in Russia.
WHAT: Public Information Session and Reception
WHO: Mayor Jim Schmitt
NASA-Astronaut Mark Vande Hei
WHERE: Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI
WHEN: Friday-September 6, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.