Astronaut Chris Cassidy speaks at Women’s Lecture Luncheon event

Astronaut Chris Cassidy speaks at Women’s Lecture Luncheon event

Wed Nov 4, 2015

Astronaut Chris Cassidy recently spoke at a Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series event at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College. Pictured are, from left, Brazosport College Foundation Development Officer Kristen Schwertner, NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy and Brazosport College Vice President, College Advancement Serena Andrews.

NASA Astronaut and Navy Seal Chris Cassidy recently appeared at the Brazosport College Foundation’s first Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series of the year.

During the luncheon on Oct. 15 at the Dow Academic Center on the Brazosport College campus, Commander Cassidy detailed his many experiences, which included living and working on the International Space Station for five months. During his NASA career, Cassidy completed six spacewalks, totaling 31 hours, 14 minutes and accumulated 182 days in space. 

Before becoming an astronaut, Cassidy served 10 years as a Navy Seal, with four six-month deployments, two to Afghanistan and two to the Mediterranean.

The Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series is a series of events intended to help promote cultural enrichment for all women hosted by the Brazosport College Foundation.

This year’s Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series has two more events scheduled, with Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory on February 11, followed by child abduction victim Elizabeth Smart on April 7.

For more information about the Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series, call (979) 230.3496.