Former Astronaut Speaks at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Former NASA Astronaut Winston Scott shares his book, Reflections From Earth Orbit, with Edward Ortego of Headland Elementary School. Ortego earned the chance to meet the former mission specialist by winning an essay contest at his school. Capt. Scott was in Dothan for TROY’s Wiregrass Math & Science Consortium End-of-Year Dinner. He shared his thoughts on space and leadership with area students and teachers at the event.

At the recent Troy University Wiregrass Math & Science Consortium Dinner, Dr. Lance Tatum (left), dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Don Jeffrey, Dothan Campus vice chancellor, greet Capt. Winston Scott, a retired NASA mission specialist. Capt. Scott completed three spacewalks and spent 24 hours in space during his career with NASA.

Former NASA Astronaut Winston Scott poses for a photo with area students chosen to represent their schools at the Troy University Wiregrass Math & Science Consortium End-of-Year Dinner. Pictured with Capt. Scott are (front – left) Emma McClendon of Admiral Moorer Middle School in Eufaula, Savannah Carnell of Wicksburg High School, Dominique Garrard of Carver Magnet School in Dothan, Brantley Peters of Highlands Elementary in Dothan, Edward Ortego of Headland Elementary, (back - left) Brandon Williams of Admiral Moorer Middle School, Molly Hicks of Admiral Moorer Middle School, Mary Jones of Carver Magnet School and Clayton Kleinschnitz of Carver Magnet School in Dothan. Not pictured is Hannah Hughes of Wicksburg High School.