Free Lecture: Dr. Don Thomas, Astronaut, on "Living and Working in Space"

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Dr. Donald Thomas. photo courtesy of NASA

Dr. Donald Thomas. photo courtesy of NASA

On Tuesday, March 26 between 12 PM and 2 PM Astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas will deliver a free, public lecture entitled "Living and Working in Space" in the Great Hall of Cooper Union.

Invited by Cooper Union's student chapter of the IEEE/ACM,  Dr. Thomas has flown on four shuttle missions aboard the Space Shuttles Discovery and Columbia between 1994 and 1997.  During his time with NASA, he also served as Director of Operations for NASA at the Gagarian Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, and Served as the International Space Station Program Scientist overseeing NASA experiments performed on the ISS.    He is now the Director of the Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at Towson University.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.