First Hispanic Astronaut Hopes to Inspire Students to Achieve their Dreams

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(from Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Franklin Chang-Diàz told a story about turning hopes and dreams into reality. It’s a story the retired astronaut, mechanical engineer and physicist knows well, since his own career keeps taking off!

Chang-Diàz spoke at the Science Museum of Virginia with students from the Museum’s Out-of-School Time partner agencies, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, Higher Achievement, the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Passport to Education program and Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Peter Paul Development Center. The first Hispanic to go into space and the first naturalized American astronaut, Chang- Diàz has been to space seven times and he has walked in space three times. His is currently CEO of his own company designing a plasma-based rocket to take a manned rocket to Mars. He hopes his story can inspire students to achieve their dreams.

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About The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The VAHCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to cross-cultural commerce and economic development.

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