Former NASA Astronaut Marsh Ivins in Jordan to Hold a Number of Lectures and Workshops
The U.S. Embassy in Amman is hosting former NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins from March 21-26, 2012, for a number of lectures and workshops in Aqaba, Ma’an, Tafeeleh, Irbid, Mafraq and Amman, to meet and inspire Jordanian youth and share through presentations her experience as a pioneer woman astronaut in space exploration and space research.
Ivins, who is a veteran of five space flights, has recently retired from NASA, the U.S. Space Agency in 2010. Marsha Ivins spent over 1318 hours in space to perform a study in the field of space engineering.
Marsha Ivins graduated from the University of Colorado in aerospace engineering and holds a multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot License, and she has logged over 7,000 hours in civilian and NASA aircraft.
Her speaking program will share the experience of space exploration to develop interest in science among the young people of Jordan.
We will try to get the schedule and location of her workshops and update here at AC.