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NASA Astronaut Wilson visits Tellus Science Museum, March 25

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The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will host two events featuring NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson on Friday, March 25th.

Here's some background on Astronaut Wilson: 

Stephanie D. Wilson was born in 1966 in Boston Massachusetts. According to her BIO on NASA.gov, she enjoys snow skiing, music, stamp collecting, and traveling. (Go figure!)

Wilson graduated from Taconic High School, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1984. She received a bachelor of science degree in engineering science from Harvard University in 1988, and a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas, in 1992.

In 1996, Wilson reported to the Johnson Space Center where she completed two years of training and evaluation, and qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist.

Since then, Astronaut Wilson has participated in three Space Shuttle flights: STS-121 in 2006, STS-120 in 2007, and STS-131 in 2010. She has logged over 42 days in space.

Read Wilson's 2005 interview before her first Space Shuttle flight.

Did you know that swimming is a prerequisite to astronaut training? Find out why.

Watch Stephanie the Astronaut on YouTube

Directions and Google Map to Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville,, GA.

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