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IC hosts NASA Astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas
Posted 06/08/2017 08:19AM

IC welcomed NASA astronaut and scientist, Dr. Donald Thomas to speak to Middle and Secondary students. In his presentation, entitled “Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Dream in Life”, Dr. Thomas admonished his listeners to “choose to be a winner regardless of the circumstances.” He gave examples from his own struggle to become an astronaut, his dream since childhood, and told how his application was rejected three times. However, he persevered and worked hard looking at other fields related to space science before finally being accepted for training as an astronaut at the age of 39. Dr. Thomas then flew four memorable missions on the Spaceship Columbia as a research specialist. Throughout his presentation and the question and answer sessions, he told students that to achieve their dreams they must persevere, work hard, expand their horizons and explore various aspects in their chosen field and, most important of all, don’t ever give up.

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