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Jerry Ross: Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

Jerry Ross: Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer


Shuttle Astronaut Jerry Ross to Speak Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center 6:30pm Wine and Cheese Reception Cosmosphere Members will have the opportunity to meet and greet with retired Shuttle astronaut Jerry Ross as he shares stories of his time in the Shuttle program prior to his public presentation. For information on membership, or to become a member, check out our membership page here. 7:00-9:00 pm Public Presentation Jerry Ross: Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer Join retired Shuttle astronaut Jerry Ross (STS-61B, STS-27, STS-37, STS-55, STS-74, STS-88 and STS-110), author of Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer for an inspirational presentation of his experiences in the US Space Shuttle program, touching on his personal voyage of faith. Ross flew as a mission specialist on STS-61B (1985), STS-27 (1988) and STS-37 (1991); was the Payload Commander on STS-55/Spacelab-D2 (1993); and served as a mission specialist on the second Space Shuttle to rendezvous and dock with the Russian Space Station Mir, STS-74 (1995), the first International Space Station (ISS) assembly mission, STS-88 (1998) and on another Space Station assembly mission, STS-110 (2002). A veteran of seven space flights, Ross has more than 1,393 hours in space, including 58 hours and 18 minutes of EVA on nine spacewalks. He was the first human to be launched into space seven times. These seven flights comprise a world record that Ross now shares with one other NASA astronaut. Both his number of and time on spacewalks are all time second highest among NASA astronauts. Ross will be signing copies of his book after the presentation. Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer must be purchased through the Cosmosphere's Cargo Bay Gift Store ($29.95 + tax). This presentation is free to the public. Date Recorded: 9/16/2013
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