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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

NASA Astronaut Lands In 29th District Schools

May 5, 2006
Press Release

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.

9:00 am


Deady Middle School Houston ISD

2500 Broadway

10:45 a.m.


Queens Intermediate- Pasadena ISD

1112 Queens Rd.

1:45 p.m.