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 February 22, 2012
 
Life Aboard the International Space Station
 

CHANDLER, Ariz. --- Astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman will tell the story of what it is like to live half the year in space during her presentation “Six Months in Space Aboard the International Space Station,” in a simulcast with ASU Polytechnic and the City of Chandler.  This speaker event will be broadcast 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in the Chandler City Council Chambers, 175 S. Arizona Avenue, adjacent to the Chandler City Hall as Dr. Coleman speaks live at the ASU Polytechnic Campus.
 
This opportunity is the result of the City’s relationship with ASU Polytechnic, and commitment to fostering an educated workforce. The City of Chandler recently announced a partnership with Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation, bringing a presence in engineering and technology education and research to downtown Chandler.
 
The event will be free and open to the public, and is intended to be an opportunity for local students, who may not otherwise be able to attend the program.
 
“We hope that this will pique the interest of high school and college students who might be interested in careers in the Aerospace industry,” said Christine Mackay, Economic Development Director, City of Chandler. “This is a rare opportunity for students and we hope they’ll take advantage of the chance to hear from a highly respected astronaut.”
 
Dr. Coleman has logged more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the space shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983 and a Doctorate in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1991.

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