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Astronaut to speak at Waubonsee

March 25th, 2010

From the Waubonsee Community College site:

Former Astronaut to Speak March 27

Sugar Grove – Former astronaut Captain Jon McBride will present “To Outer Space and Back” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, in the Auditorium at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. The event is free but reservations are requested. To reserve your spot, please call the college’s Community Education department at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2360.

McBride will discuss his life as an astronaut and experience as the pilot for Shuttle Mission STS-41G in October 1984. STS-41G marked the 13th flight of a space shuttle and the sixth flight of Challenger. It was the first shuttle mission to carry seven crewmembers and to have an IMAX camera on board. Film from the mission appeared in the movie “The Dream is Alive.”