here] visited Hillcrest High School today. He retired some time ago, and holds the distinct distinction of orbiting our planet aboard the space shuttle Discovery. He has a building at NASA named for him--and his name is used a measure (though, no, it's not an SI unit, sadly) of space sickness.
It was great to hear him speak--his message clear--about education leading your way into the great unknown of life. 6th period Honor's Chemistry was in attendance.
Why was he here? To honor three students who will have an experiment travel aboard Endeavor's final mission in February.
As point of interest I was in attendance at the landing of the first space shuttle at Edwards Air Force base (STS-1 Columbia) on April 14, 1981 [I was a freshman in high school].
[By the way, I'm FIRST to publish ANYTHING online or otherwise about his visit. Ha ha ha--so there!!!]