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Randy BarberBVSD Chief Communications Officer720-561-5823Randy.Barber@bvsd.org
LAFAYETTE - After 136 days in space and two spacewalks, NASA Astronaut, U.S. Air Force Colonel and Centaurus alum Jack Fisher is back on Earth. On November 16 and 17 he is planning on returning to his home state of Colorado, where he will get a hero’s welcome from two BVSD schools he attended.
Fisher grew up in Louisville and attended Louisville Middle School and Centaurus High School, in Lafayette. He is expected to visit both, as well as a stop at Louisville Elementary School, where he will speak about his time at the International Space Station where he served as Flight Engineer during Expedition 51/52.
Astronaut Jack Fischer Returns HomeCentaurus High School - Assembly 10300 W South Boulder Road in LafayetteNovember 16, 9:20 - 10 a.m.
Centaurus High School - Engineering Classes10300 W South Boulder Road in Lafayette11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Louisville Elementary School - Assembly400 Hutchinson Street in LouisvilleFriday, November 17, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Louisville Middle School - Assembly1341 Main Street in LouisvilleFriday, November 17, 10:30 - 12 p.m.
While circling the Earth, he had the opportunity to conduct a number of science experiments, including one crafted by Centaurus students. It investigated the growth of bacteria in space, something that may have real-life implications during future long-term missions.
Col. Fischer graduated from Centaurus High School in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Additionally, Fischer earned the rank of Colonel in the Air Force and has served as a pilot with over 3,000 flight hours in more than 45 types of aircraft. Fischer’s bio and high quality photos are available online at https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/jack-d-fischer/biography
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