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NASA Astronaut To Visit ROC The Eclipse Festival at the RMSC


    The RMSC is excited to announce that NASA Astronaut Lee Morin will attend the RMSC’s ROC The Eclipse Festival on Monday, April 8 to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse, with a main-stage talk shortly before the eclipse, and a morning meet & greet.

    Dr. Lee M. Morin was selected as an astronaut in 1996. Morin, a New Hampshire native, holds several degrees including a Doctorate of Medicine and Microbiology from New York University. The retired U.S. Navy Captain flew aboard STS-110 in 2002, which delivered the S0 (S-Zero) Truss. This voyage was the first time the station’s robotic arm was used for spacewalking as well as the first time that a crew’s spacewalks were based from the station’s Quest Airlock. Dr. Morin performed two spacewalks during STS-110 totaling 14 hours and 9 minutes. He is currently assigned to the NASA Exploration Branch, where he works on the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle.

    Morin will be the headlining guest speaker at the RMSC on April 8th. Additionally, festival attendees will have the chance to meet Morin in the morning. Further details regarding the meet & greet will be provided soon.

    3-day Festival lineup