Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tech Alum Debriefs Congressman On Space Mission

Tennessee Tech alumnus and NASA space shuttle pilot Barry Wilmore briefed Congressman Bart Gordon Wednesday about his November mission aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Gordon worked with NASA to arrange a special videoconference between Cookeville-area students and Wilmore and his fellow astronauts at the International Space Station. The event, held at Tech, gave students an opportunity to ask questions to the astronauts about their experiences in space. Gordon said Wilmore is a "great ambassador to inspire future students to pursue careers in math and science, which will give them the skills they need to compete for the jobs of the future."