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Astronaut Scott Altman on Working in Space

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NASA astronaut Scott Altman discusses growing up in Central Illinois, his experiences with the Navy, and the wonders of flying and working in space.

Fascinating facts about space flight, weightlessness, Hubble Space Telescope, Mars colonization, and a Q & A session. Plenty of humor and interesting insights.

Presentation at Bradley Hall, Bradley University, Peoria, IL in association with OLLI Continuing Education Program.

Scott graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1977, and his parents, Sharon and Fred Altman, still reside in Pekin. Scott is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Naval Postgraduate School. He has received numerous honors, including the Navy’s Distinguished Flying Cross and NASA’s highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal.

A veteran of four space flights, Altman has logged over 51 days in space. He was also a fighter pilot in the movie Top Gun.