Join us on October 3 and 5 in Moscow as NASA astronaut Steve Swanson visits the University and talks about the 28th mission to the International Space Station. The STS-119 mission will continue the strides made to complete construction of the orbiting complex.*
Immediately following the first quarter of the Colorado State vs. Idaho football game, Swanson will present to President Nellis the University of Idaho flag he carried into space on board the shuttle Discovery last March in honor of his nephew Greg, who received his master’s degree in 2009 in electrical engineering at the University of Idaho.
"He thought it would be nice to take up the University of Idaho flag to promote space exploration," said Greg, a NASA International Year of Astronomy student ambassador.
Monday, October 5
||The 2009 – 2010 Engineering Distinguished |
Speaker Series Presents Steven Ray Swanson
NASA Astronaut Highlighting Mission STS-119
Administration Building Auditorium
University of Idaho
Reception immediately following
Saturday, October 3
||Game kick-off – Idaho vs. Colorado State|
Immediately following first quarter:
University of Idaho Flag Presentation
to President M. Duane Nellis
*The STS-119 flight delivered the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and truss element to the space station. The delivery and installation of the station’s final, major U.S. truss segment, Starboard 6, signaled the station’s readiness to house a six-member crew for conducting increased science. With the installation of the 31,127-pound, 45.4-foot-long segment, the station’s completed truss, or backbone, measures 335 feet – more than the length of a football field.