It promises to be an out of this world experience when a former astronaut visits Harford Day School on Tuesday, March 12 to talk about the latest things humankind has learned about the next world over, Mars.
Donald A. Thomas, who spent 19 years as a NASA astronaut logging 1,040 hours in space, is scheduled to speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Harford Day, 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air.
Thomas will talk about what has been learned thanks to Curiosity, the Mars rover that landed Aug. 6, 2012 and has been exploring the surface of the red planet ever since.
Thomas flew three missions on Columbia and one on Discovery during the space shuttle era. Since 2007, he has been director of the Willard Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at Towson University.
For more information about the event, contact Harford Day at 410-838-4848.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun