Tuesday 19 June 2018

Don Thomas ... veteran astronaut

Honeywell to connect UAE students with space veterans

DUBAI, April 16, 2017

Honeywell will host engagement sessions with two space industry veterans at Think Science Connect 2017 taking place in Dubai this week.

Retired Nasa astronaut Don Thomas, who orbited Earth almost 700 times as a veteran of four Nasa Space Shuttle missions, will engage with students and teachers, and take questions alongside Dr Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the US Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) affiliated to Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, US, at the event.

Think Science Connect 2017 will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from April 18 to 20.

As a Think Science sponsor and global software-industrial company with involvement in most major space missions and satellite projects since the beginning of the space age, Honeywell is hosting the sessions as part of efforts to help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a statement said.
Think Science Connect 2017, which is spearheaded by Emirates Foundation, is a national program that strives to empower Emiratis to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields. Its aim is to nurture a culture of scientific thinking whilst helping to grow the next generation of technology pioneers in the country. The fair will also provide the opportunity for hundreds of youth participating in the Think Science Competition to showcase their innovations to thousands of visitors, parents, investors, and stakeholders. - TradeArabia News Service

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