Astronaut Cassada, '95, Aims to Spread Message of Science's Wonders

Josh Cassada, '95
Albion College's own astronaut, Josh Cassada, ‘95, returns to campus this weekend as part of annual Homecoming festivities and to celebrate his class' 20-year reunion. His visit includes an open-to-the-public lecture on Friday, October 16, at 2:15 p.m. in Norris 101/Towsley Auditorium.

Oct. 16 Public Lecture: Astronaut Josh Cassada, '95

Dr. Josh Cassada, '95, who completed two years of training as a NASA astronaut candidate earlier this year and is now a member of NASA's astronaut corps, visits his alma mater during Homecoming weekend. On Friday, October 16, at 2:15 p.m., Cassada will give a public lecture in the Science Complex's Norris Center 101/Towsley Hall. 

Cassada, '95, Officially Joins NASA Astronaut Corps

Josh Cassada, '95
Albion College has a full-fledged astronaut among its alumni. Last week, 
Josh Cassada, '95, was one of eight men and women to complete two years of training as a candidate and become an official member of the NASA astronaut corps.

Albion Students Sample the NASA Wares

Matt Kribs, '18

First-year student Matt Kribs (left) is a violinist and plans to major in music performance, but part of his early Albion experience has included looking at lunar samples direct from NASA as part of a planetary astronomy class. "It's not every day you get to look at samples from the moon, from the Apollo spacecraft," said Kribs, who is also a member of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

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