- Press Release
- Oct 4, 2022
NASA Astronaut to Deliver Commencement Address at Alma Mater
NASA astronaut Michael E. Fossum will deliver the commencement address for the 100th graduation ceremony at McAllen High School at 7 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 1. The graduation ceremony will take place at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen, Texas.
Fossum, a 1976 graduate of McAllen High School, is a veteran of three spaceflights. He spent 194 days in space and performed seven spacewalks on two space shuttle missions and one long-duration mission to the International Space Station. He ranks seventh on the all-time list for cumulative spacewalking time.
He was raised in McAllen and graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station. He received master’s degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Before his NASA career, Fossum served as a flight test engineer and flight test manager in the U.S. Air Force.
For information about this appearance, contact Dana Davis, publicist, Astronaut Appearances Office, 281-244-0933, or Norma Zamora-Guerra, Community Information Director, McAllen Independent School District, 956-618-6023.
For more information about Fossum, visit: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/fossum.html
Or, follow Fossum on Twitter at: @astro_aggie