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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 16, 2013

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave will come to Framingham State University on Wednesday, May 22, to meet with students and members of the community.

During Dr. Musgrave’s visit, he will speak first with students from the University’s PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Partner High Schools, MassBay and FSU students in the morning, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

In the evening, he will give an exciting multi-media talk from 7 to 8:30 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The discussion, titled “Education: Preparation for the Unknown and Unexpected” is being held in the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified DOD missions, was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission and on his last flight, he operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia.

For more information on his incredible life, you can visit www.storymusgrave.com.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

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