NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain Mike Foreman, a veteran of two spaceflights, will participate in Mayor Frank Jackson's Annual Youth Summit and Cleveland Metropolitan School District Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The event will be held at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center, 500 Lakeside Ave. E., in Cleveland.
Foreman will sign autographs for students from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a meet and greet with the public from 11 a.m. to noon. He will also be available for news interviews from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
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Foreman is currently assigned as the Safety Branch Chief in the Astronaut Office and supports the Exploration Branch, working on the Commercial Crew Development Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Foreman flew on STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-129 in November 2009, and has logged more than 637 hours in space, including 32 hours and 19 minutes of EVA in five spacewalks.
In addition, as part of NASA's initiative to connect students to science, technology, engineering and math, Glenn’s education specialists will conduct 30-minute workshops from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room LL05C.
The workshop activities include the Marble Run, which implements the concepts of gravitational, frictional and centripetal forces causing students to look at roller coasters in a new light; the Liquid Cooling Ventilation Garment where students learn how important ventilation is for astronauts to keep a normal body temperature in space; and a demonstration where students learn the composition of a comet.
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