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Astronaut Richard R. Arnold II to Present at Salisbury University

The Henson School of Science and Technology cordially invites you to attend a lecture given by NASA Astronaut Richard R. Arnold II on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM in Perdue Hall's Bennett Family Auditorium.  Mr. Arnold will present "An Overview of the Space Shuttle Mission."

Mr. Arnold is a Maryland native, teacher by training, and was selected as a Mission Specialist by NASA in May 2004. In February 2006 he completed Astronaut Candidate Training that included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training. In August 2007, he completed aquanaut training and served as a mission specialist on a joint NASA-NOAA mission, NEEMO 13 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Objectives), where he lived and worked in and around Aquarius - the world’s only undersea laboratory. During the 10 day mission, the crew of NEEMO XIII conducted experiments and operations in a simulated lunar outpost in support of our nation’s visions for a return to Moon and the future exploration of Mars.

His Space Flight experience includes serving on 125th Shuttle flight  (March 15-28, 2009).  The primary objective of this flight was to deliver the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and truss element to the International Space Station. The mission also delivered and returned with an expedition crew member. During this mission, Arnold accumulated 12 hours and 34 minutes of EVA (extravehicular activity) during 2 spacewalks.  On this mission, Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, having traveled 202 orbits and 5.3 million miles in 12 days 19 hours and 29 minutes.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

NASA Biography: Richard R. Arnold II