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Three live presentations with Astronaut Don Thomas
Portrait of Astronaut Don Thomas On May 21, 2005 the NASA Glenn Research Center's Visitor Center in partnership with the Educational Programs Office will offer three live presentations with Astronaut Don Thomas. Dr. Thomas, a NASA astronaut since 1990, has logged four shuttle flights spending a total of 1040 hours in space. While aboard the shuttle he conducted hundreds of life science and materials research experiments. With over 692 orbits and 17.6 million miles in space in his career, Dr. Thomas is one of NASA's most accomplished space explorers.
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Dr. Thomas will give three live presentations:

10:00 a.m. - How to Become an Astronaut
12:00 noon - Ohio Astronauts
2:00 p.m. - Space Station Program and Vision for Space Exploration

Viewers can participate in the live event in the following ways:

Live Audience:

Visitors can attend Dr. Thomas' live presentations at the NASA Glenn Research Center's Visitor Center on Saturday, May 21 from 9am-4pm. The NASA Glenn Research Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH and the event is free and open to the public. Visitors must be US Citizens and have proper identification to enter the facility. For additional information and reservations contact 216-433-9653 or go to

Live Videoconference Audience:

COSI Toledo will be connected to the event through a live videoconference. Visitors to COSI Toledo will be able to directly interact with Dr. Thomas during the three live presentations. For additional information visit the Science Cafe.


A webcast is streaming live video and audio on the internet that can be viewed for free on a computer with an internet connection and the free RealPlayer software. To view any of the three presentations log onto: DLN Webcasts (limited number of connections). For best connection information view our help area.