Jupiter’s LLS Presents Former NASA Astronaut Sandra Magnus

Lecture by Former NASA Astronaut Sandra Magnus on Thurs, Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex.

Sandra Magnus, Ph.D.

By na | 10/19/2016

Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society will present a lecture by former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

“Perspectives from Space,” will include Magnus’ personal journey to becoming an astronaut, her selection for the 1996 NASA class and the three space missions she participated in during her 16 years with the agency.

Magnus was a member of the final shuttle crew, STS-135 as well as shuttle mission STS-112. In addition, she spent more than four months on the space station as a member of the Expedition 18 crew. The arc of her career coincided with the manufacturing, launching, assembling and operation of the International Space Station and she has extensive experience working with the international partner communities. Prior to her career at NASA she was employed by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company (now Boeing) in St. Louis, working on stealth technology. She holds a B.S. in physics and a M.S. in electrical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. from the School of Material Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech.

 For more information, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8547 or visit www.fau.edu/llsjupiter.