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NASA space suit engineer to speak Wednesday at TJC

TYLER, February 14, 2014— NASA space suit engineer Cody Kelly will speak 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Apache Rooms in Rogers Student Center on the Tyler Junior College main campus.

The events are free, and the public is invited to attend.

Kelly will discuss NASA’s latest space suit prototype, which Time Magazine named one of the best inventions of 2012; and he will bring a current space suit to display during the session.

He will also emphasize the importance of an education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and their relationship to the development of this new space suit prototype and other areas of NASA.

As an advanced space suit and life support engineer at Johnson Space Center Houston, Kelly works to develop NASA’s next generation of space suits and portable life support hardware.

He is a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M University, with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s certificate in advanced international affairs.

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