An Evening with Astronaut Garrett Reisman

To compliment our Space: A Journey to Our Future exhibit, Bossard Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center is proud to present "An Evening with Astronaut Garrett Reisman."

Dr. Reisman will speak at the Gallia Academy High School Gym (2855 Centenary Road, Gallipolis, Ohio) on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 PM.

This event is free and open to all.

Garrett Reisman, Ph.D. was selected by NASA as a mission specialist astronaut in 1998. His first mission was in 2008 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor where he was dropped off at the International Space Station for a 95-day stay. He returned to Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. His second mission, in 2010, was aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. During these missions, Dr. Reisman performed three space walks, operated the Space Station Robot Arm and was a Flight Engineer aboard the Space Shuttles.

Not only was Dr. Reisman an astronaut, but he also served as an aquanaut crewmember aboard NASA's NEEMO V, living at the bottom of the sea in the Aquarius Deep Underwater Habitat for two weeks.

After leaving NASA in early 2011, Dr. Reisman joined Elon Musk at SpaceX where he served in multiple capacities -- most recently as the Director of Space Operations. He stepped down from his full-time position at SpaceX in May 2018, and, in June 2018, became a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering.

Dr. Reisman is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Economics. He then attended the California Institute of Technology where he received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering.

In addition to his evening presentation, Dr. Reisman will be speaking to all area middle school students at local schools during the day on Tuesday.

We hope that you will join us on September 24 to hear Dr. Reisman speak about his adventures in space and his life as an astronaut.


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