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An astronaut's journey: Bob Hines to give talk on Feb. 18

NASA Astronaut Bob Hines. Credit: ProvidedAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — NASA astronaut Bob Hines will give a presentation about his journey to becoming an astronaut, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall.

Hines was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He has served more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as an instructor pilot, fighter pilot and test pilot. Prior to his selection, Hines served as a research pilot at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He has accumulated more than 3,500 hours of flight time in 50 different types of aircraft and has flown 76 combat missions in three different aircraft types while supporting contingency operations around the world. More information about Hines is available on the NASA website.

The talk is sponsored by the Penn State student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.



Last Updated February 11, 2020