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Retired astronaut visits local homeschooled students

Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 19:31:08-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Some local home-schooled students got to meet with a former astronaut Wednesday.

Retired astronaut, Paul Lockhart, who flew on two space shuttle missions, met with home school students at the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport to discuss his experiences.

"I'm going to do what teachers do in the classroom every day. I'm going to be educating our youth as to why space is so important, and I'm going to do it in a fun way and set the chart for them to be successful and carry on in life," said Lockhart.

Lockhart also served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years as a fighter pilot and test pilot and has held a variety of high-level positions supporting NASA, NOAA and the Department of Defense.