Former Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas Discusses Life in Space

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Former Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas was the featured presenter during CSM’s Friday Lecture Series, talking with more than 100 students and parents at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland in North Beach, Md, Feb. 18. Thomas is currently the director of the Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at Towson University. The academy aims to educate students in elementary, middle and high school about the benefits of following a career in math and science. During the lecture Thomas discussed what it was like to do everyday things such as eating, sleeping and walking, while in space. Here Thomas signs an autograph for Kaleigha Hayes. The next Friday lecture series takes place Friday, April 15, 7 pm at CSM’s La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113 with Nichole Doub, head conservator at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab located at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, Md. Doub will discuss the World Trade Center ship, found beneath the World Trade Center site in New York City in the summer of 2010. For information on Friday Lecture series contact Christie D’Angelo at cdangelo@csmd.edu or 301-934-7703.

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