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Former astronaut shows Harford Day students pieces of Mars
Former astronaut shows Harford Day students pieces of Mars

"Who here is from Mars?" was one of the first questions asked by Donald Thomas, director of the Willard Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at Towson University, to the nearly 150 folks young and old who were at Harford Day School for Tuesday night's Science Cafe gathering. Thomas, a former NASA astronaut who flew on several space shuttle missions, spoke about the Curiosity rover exploring the red planet and those missions before it, explaining the many tools scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California use to gather data about Mars. He used a host of slides, including several 3-D photos, during his presentation. Thomas also fielded a variety...

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