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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Astronaut Landing in 29th District Schools

May 7, 2013
Press Release

Houston, TX – This Friday, May 10, Representative Gene Green and NASA astronaut Dr. Stanley Love will tour several Houston-area schools to speak with students about the importance of math, science and graduating from high school. 

Rep. Green said, “Sometimes the road to careers like being an astronaut can seem out of reach when a student is young.  For over ten years, I have been bringing NASA astronauts to local middle schools every year to show students that they can achieve anything if they work at it.”

Selected by NASA in June 1998, Dr. Love continues his work at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, having earned Individual Performance Awards  in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Dr. Love completed his first spaceflight in 2008 on the crew of STS-122, logging more than 306 hours in space including more than 15 hours in two spacewalks.

Congressman Green and Dr. Love will visit Hambrick Middle School, Grantham Academy, and McReynolds Middle School.