Press Release

NASA Astronaut Richard Linnehan to Speak At Texas A&M

By SpaceRef Editor
March 29, 2006
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NASA astronaut Richard Linnehan will visit Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, at 6 p.m. March 29 as part of the Exercise Physiology Graduate Seminar.

Linnehan, a doctor of veterinary medicine, will give a presentation on “Spaceflight and the Need for Biomedical Research.” A 15-minute question-and- answer session will follow Linnehan’s presentation.

Each semester, the Health and Kinesiology department invites speakers with a variety of expertise in exercise to speak to students on the effect of microgravity on musculoskeletal physiology. The presentation will be given at Hagner Auditorium on the first floor of the Bright Football Complex.

Linnehan is available for media interviews immediately after the seminar. For more information about this appearance, contact Tanya Nading, Texas A&M Communications Specialist, at (979) 845-9765.

A veteran of three spaceflights, Linnehan was selected by NASA in March 1992. Since then, he has logged more than 43 days in space, including three spacewalks totaling 21 hours and 9 minutes.

For more information on Linnehan, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/linnehan.html

For more information on the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M, visit:

http://hlknweb.tamu.edu/

SpaceRef staff editor.