Stories about botched plots to create weapons of mass destruction, supercomputers, the Fukushima disaster, and the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program all led news reporters to seek comment from the experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
NASA Astronaut Inspires MIIS Fulbrighters
August 10, 2009
Posted August 10, 2009
Dr. James Newman of the Naval Postgraduate School was on campus July 30 to talk with visiting Fulbright students. He shared stories of his time as an astronaut during four Space Shuttle missions. Dr. Newman has logged over 43 days space, including working in the International Space Station and six space walks. He gave the visiting Fulbrighters a taste of what it’s like to be inside a space vehicle as well as his insights for the future of space exploration. Addressing students in both German and Mandarin during his presentation, Dr. Newman expressed his hope that nations would work multi-laterally to set up outposts on the Moon and Mars. His lecture inspired at least one Fulbrighter to consider a career with NASA.
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