WHAT: Ken Reightler, former astronaut and pilot of two shuttle missions, will be visiting local schools to make presentations on working and living in space. Lockheed Martin Technology Services sponsors his visit, part of the UNCF mentoring and development program. Reightler is currently Vice President and Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Space Operations in Houston. He is responsible for the Science, Engineering, Analysis, and Test (SEAT) Operation, which employs over 2000 employees in support of NASA at the Johnson Space Center, and other space related customers. Prior to joining the Corporation, Reightler spent eight years with NASA. As an astronaut, Reightler piloted two shuttle missions, STS-48 and STS-60. He also held various technical and management positions, including Chief of the Astronaut Office, Space Station, and Mission Support branches among others. WHERE and WHEN: Ivy Leaf Middle School, 6919 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 24 Overbrook High School, 59th & Lancaster Aves., Philadelphia 9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 25
Mr. Reightler will be visiting additional schools in Delaware and New Jersey during his visit. For a listing of these schools, times and locations, contact Wendy Owen.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH KEN REIGHTLER CAN BE SCHEDULED BY CONTACTING WENDY OWEN.
PRNewswire -- Jan. 22
SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Technology Services