NASA Hall of Fame Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz Speaks at Science Museum of VA to Hispanic students & families
(Former NASA astronaut and record holder for most space shuttles, Franklin Chang-Diaz with Hispanic students in VIrginia as part of the VAHCC Foundation “Passport to Education” program. Photo credit: VAHCC)
(Richmond, Va.) Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz, NASA record holder for the most space shuttles (seven), spoke yesterday at the Science Museum of Virginia to address Hispanic students and families as part of the VAHCC Foundation’s “Passport to Education” program to decrease the Hispanic drop-out rate.
“The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is happy to welcome to Richmond first Hispanic Astronaut in space Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz,” says Lisa Zajur, who has helped bring this event to Virginia. “His accomplishments have inspired many Hispanic students into the areas of science and technology.”