Penn Alum to Discuss Life Aboard Space Station

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2009


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WHO:

Garrett Reisman, a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania, returns to his alma mater to discuss his 102-day mission to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor. He will also bring back a piece of the world’s first computer, ENIAC, given to him by Penn engineers and carried with him into space.

On June 14, Reisman began a three-month tour of duty aboard the orbiting laboratory where he performed a spacewalk and executed numerous tasks with the Space Station robotic arm and the new robotic manipulator, Dextre.

WHEN:

Thursday, Feb. 19, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall
3330 Walnut St.

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