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August 29, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Danto Engineering Development Center 1507 - Engineering Auditorium | Map
5050 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Col. R. Shane Kimbrough, who has spent 189 days in outer space, invites the Wayne State University Community to join him for a presentation hosted by the Wayne State University College of Engineering and the Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Col. Kimbrough is a retired U.S. Army officer and a NASA astronaut. After serving as a pilot during Operation Desert Storm, he joined the NASA team at the Johnson Space Center in September 2000. He was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 2004 and completed astronaut candidate training in 2006. During his second mission, a 6-month mission on the ISS, he served as the Expedition Commander and returned to Earth in April 2017. Col. Kimbrough has logged 189 days in space and has performed 6 spacewalks.

In 2017, Kimbrough shared a viral photo of Detroit from Outer Space

Find his full biography here.

For more information about this event, please contact Audrey Stephens at 313-577-6810 or ap9039@wayne.edu.