Today is the International Day of Human Space Flight, which celebrates the beginning of the space era for mankind! The annual day was created in 2011, and marks the date of the first human space flight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
On our site, we have a whole entire section dedicated to science and technology, including astronauts! In honor of this day, we’re highlighting three keynote speakers who have made astro-nomical contributions to the space community within their careers.
Colonel Mike Mullane is an astronaut who was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame. Interestingly, he started off as a Weapon Systems Operator in the United States Air Force. After completing 134 combat missions in Vietnam, he went on to get his Master’s of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Mike was then selected to be a Mission Specialist in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the shuttles Discovery and Atlantis, before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990. As a speaker, Mike’s programs and life experiences have educated and motivated thousands of people around the world.
Olympia LePoint is an award-winning rocket scientist who is being called “The New Einstein!” She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University Northridge. As an internationally-recognized science leader, Olympia helped launch NASA’s Endeavour, Discovery, Columbia, and Atlantis space shuttles. In her keynote presentations, she encourages her audience to overcome fear and adversity through the creative problem-solving principles found in math, science and human determination.
Captain Alan Bean is the fourth person to walk on the moon, a privilege that only a handful of people have had. During his time at NASA, Alan was part of the Apollo program as a lunar module pilot. He was also the Commander of Skylab Mission II, where he lived 59 days in space and orbited 270 miles above Earth! During his career as an astronaut, Alan helped establish 11 world records in aeronautics and astronautics, and was awarded two NASA Distinguished Service Medals. As an inspirational keynote speaker, Alan is dedicated to helping people be their best and pursue their dreams.
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