Meet a NASA astronaut

On July 20th meet Astronauts Woody Spring and Jeffrey Hoffman


Where:  RISD Museum - Metcalf Auditorium - Chace Center 20 North Main Street

When:   July 20th  6:00pm

6:15 pm – Lecture: NASA astronaut Woody Spring

Sherwood Spring, NASA AstronautSherwood Spring, NASA Astronaut

Sherwood Clark "Woody" Spring (born September 3, 1944) is a retired United States Army colonel and former NASA astronaut. Spring is married with two children. He is the father of United States Olympian Justin Spring. Sherwood Spring has logged 165 hours in space, 12 of which were spent conducting spacewalks. Spring has also accumulated 3,500 hours in 25 different military and civilian aircraft; over 1,500 of those hours were spent in jet aircraft.


7:30 pm – Lecture: NASA astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, professor at MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department

Jefrrey Hoffman, NASA AstronautJefrrey Hoffman, NASA Astronaut

Jeffrey Alan Hoffman (born November 2, 1944) is an American former NASAastronaut and currently a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MITHoffman made five flights as a Space Shuttle astronaut, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, when the orbiting telescope's flawed optical system was corrected. Trained as an astrophysicist, he also flew on the 1990 Spacelab Shuttle mission that featured the Astro-1 ultraviolet astronomical observatory in the Shuttle's payload bay. Over the course of his five missions he logged more than 1,211 hours and 21.5 million miles in space. He was also NASA's first Jewish male astronaut, and the second Jewish man in space after Soviet cosmonaut Boris Volynov.

Autograph signing to follow