Former NASA Astronaut Speaking at Auburn’s Friday Speaker Series Event

Former NASA astronaut Jan Davis will present “An Auburn Astronaut: My Journey into Space”

Auburn alumna and former NASA astronaut Jan Davis will present “An Auburn Astronaut: My Journey into Space” Friday, Sept. 15th as part of the Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Women of Distinction, a lecture series celebrating 125 years of Auburn women.

It will be held in conjunction with the This is Auburn Speaker Series. Davis will speak at 3 p.m., in the atrium of the Auburn Alumni Center.

Davis is a former American astronaut who has logged more than 670 hours and orbited the earth 325 times on three Space Shuttle flights.

She joined NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville in 1979 as an aerospace engineer.

In 1987, she was selected to join the Astronaut Corps at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Davis held many leadership positions with NASA before retiring from the agency in 2005.

She continues to work with Gastion Technologies, a NASA contractor at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

Davis’ talk is being given the Friday before Auburn’s homecoming football game versus Mercer.

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