NASA Astronaut Lands In 29th District Schools
Houston, TX On Monday, May 8, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) will be visiting three schools in the 29th Congressional District with Astronaut Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz. Congressman Green has invited Dr. Chang Diaz to speak with students about the importance of staying in school, learning math and science, and graduating from high school.
"It is a great opportunity for our students to hear firsthand from a successful astronaut on the importance of education, especially math and science" Green said. "Students need to know that an education, and committing to learning, can lead to success. What a better way for our students to see how one can apply math and science in the real world than by introducing them to a NASA Astronaut. It allows them to visit and ask questions of someone that they look up to.
Doctor Franklin Chang‑Diaz received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and a doctorate in applied plasma physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1977. He was soon recruited by NASA and became an astronaut in August 1981. A veteran of six space flights, he has logged over 1,269 hours in space. School visits are scheduled at the following locations
School visits are scheduled at the following locations:
Monday, May 8
Grantham Academy Aldine ISD
13300 Chrisman Rd.
Deady Middle School Houston ISD
Queens Intermediate- Pasadena ISD
1112 Queens Rd.