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Astronaut visits Aldine ISD school

By BOBBY HORN JR.
They have seen them on television and they have seen them portrayed in movies, but last week students at Hambrick Middle School got meet a real astronaut in person.
On April 28 NASA astronaut Jose Herndandez and Congressman Gene Green visited the Aldine ISD school.
Hernandez spokes to the students in an assembly about the benefits of science, technology and math education. He also spoke about his experiences at NASA.
Henrandez became an astronaut in 2001. He is assigned to the Astronaut Office Shuttle Branch, where he supports shuttle launch and landing preparations at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Hernandez continues to serve as role model, especially in the Hispanic community. He is a recipients of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists “Medalla de Oro” for professional and community contributions and the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award “Outstanding Technical Contributions” as well as being a Graduate Engineering Minority Fellow and Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society Member.