Lone Star Series Event
Jul 10 & 12, 2017 - Austin, TX
Students Grades 8-12
Flyer graciously created & donated by: www.spinningskystudios.com/
Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Thomas became an astronaut in July 1991. Dr. Thomas has served in the Safety, Operations Development, and Payloads Branches of the Astronaut Office. He was CAPCOM (spacecraft communicator) for Shuttle missions STS-47, 52 and 53. From July 1999 to June 2000 he was Director of Operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. A veteran of four space flights, STS-65, STS-70, STS-83 and STS-94, he has logged over 1,040 hours in space as a Mission Specialist.
Gary Morris earned his Ph.D. in Space Physics & Astronomy from Rice University, worked as a post-doctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, then studied transport of air pollution from China to Japan on a Fulbright Scholar grant. He arrived at St. Ed’s in July 2014 as Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Physics, and is excited to bring Go For Launch! to Austin.
Natalie’s love for weather actually flourished during her childhood years while living in a small town east of Orlando, Florida. During that time, she discovered a great interest in severe weather and hurricanes – a passion that held on tightly while growing up, even after leaving Florida and moving to Houston with her family in the late 90s. Natalie graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Environmental Science with an Atmospheric Science concentration, as well as a minor in Geology. It wasn’t until an internship at FOX 26 in Houston that Natalie decided to pursue her passion through broadcasting. Natalie joined the KXAN First Warning Weather Team in November 2015 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist & Reporter.
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