Going for Orbit: NASA astronaut and U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Rhea Seddon

Monday, March 27, 2017
7:00 PM (PT)
Hemmingson Ballroom
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Women & Gender Studies
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 To celebrate Women’s History Month, we welcome Dr. Seddon to campus to discuss her career at NASA.  A contemporary of Sally Ride, Dr. Seddon was one of the first female astronauts, and she spent 19 years of her career at NASA.  She flew on three Space Shuttle flights in various capacities and performed various medical experiments in space.  In 2015, she was the eighth woman inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

After leaving NASA in 1996, Dr. Seddon was the Assistant Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt Medical group in Nashville for 11 years.  Dr. Seddon will be sharing with us her experiences at NASA and in space, which she has recently written about in her book Go for Orbit.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies Department, the Ed and Bunny Renouard Distinguished Lecture Series Funds from the School of Engineering, the Department of Biology, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Chemistry, the Faculty Speakers Series, GSBA, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Academic Vice-President.

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