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Common Experience 2018-2019: INNOVATION

This guide contains resources relating to the 2018-2019 Common Experience Theme and also the Common Reading Book The Runaway Species by David Eagleman & Anthony Brandt

LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series

LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series
José Hernández

Astronaut / Engineer

Astronaut/Engineer José Hernández

José Hernández, a former migrant farmworker, was selected by NASA as a member of their 19th class of astronauts in 2004. After completing his training, he was selected for a mission in 2007 and flew as the flight engineer in the 2009 14-day STS-128 mission aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. In addition to his flight engineer duties, Hernández was also one of two principal robotic arm operators and the first to tweet in English and Spanish from space. 

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