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"Indescribable," NASA's NASA astronaut Jon McBride said during a visit to the James McDivitt Elementary School last Friday March 23 to help mark the 50th anniversary of the school.
But McBride h He has no problems, the Eig Described by his NASA colleague James McDivitt, whom he met in 1978 during one of McDivitt's routine visits to the Houston International Space Center, Texas.
"Jim McDivitt is dedicated, personable and friendly, McBride said of his friend, who would not be able to celebrate the school named in his honor.
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"I'm not sure if I've ever been to a school After one of my astronaut friends, this is a special day for me and everyone else with him Home together, "said 74-year-old McBride.
McDivitt, 88, flew in NASA's Apollo and Gemini programs. As a Brigadier General in the US Air Force when he retired, and someone who has blown up virtually all types of aircraft, "McDivitt is absolutely inspirational," said Laurie Anne Coletti, director of McDivitt.
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NASA Astronaut, Captain Jon McBrides Visit to the James McDivitt Elementary School On Friday it was very special for students and staff, including in attendance. (Photo: ~ Courtesy of Dave Schatz)
"Jim is a special person in my life and I want me to come home today so the teens will learn a bit more about him and his contributions to the space program "McBride added.
Coletti believes that students can be as successful as McBride, "who started young, strong and bold" when they realize that hard work will help them achieve their dreams.
McBride said he remembered first hearing McDivitt
He "deserves all awards," added his hero's captain.
McDivitt attended a "Dedication Parade" in 1965 for schools in the township. And while the building of the namesake was still in the initial phase, the foundation was already completed, according to Coletti. While in town, McDivitt wrote a memo for the children and signed it, Coletti explained. (Several schools in the district were named in honor of astronauts, but McDivitt, founded in 1968, was the last completed.)
"We actually have a program from this inauguration ceremony and we have a picture of James McDivitt in our hallway," said Coletti.  With the 2018-2019 school year only offering a four-month window before the anniversary passes and many different events are planned, Coletti said she would not hesitate to contact NASA to speak with the director of her educational institution. German: www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=167 […] "Scott Tingle, who is on the International Space Station, gave us a nice message," said Coletti.
McBride, who grew up in New York The small town of Beckley, West Virginia, said astronauts are just normal people from "normal communities" and like him, are led by caring teachers.
"If you're ready to learn enough, work hard, keep your eye in the eye of the ball and sh" For the things you want to do, you could probably do it, "he said.
During the McBride gave a visit to how good teachers and mentors act as guides.
"I remember all their names, what did they look like, and what did they make of me," he said of high school teachers in his first grade class "It really felt like they were really interested in my future and well-being."
Coletti said the school and its students would "push ahead" and make sure that the church honors McDivitt's 50th birthday 19659008] "You have to return to come back," said Coletti.
Spaceflight 1984 as a pilot of the STS 41-G, aboard the Orbiter Challenger, with the first crew of seven formed McBride's perspective he said and remember "The beauty of the earth, space and the universe."
McBride worked from 1978 to 1989 in the NASA Astronaut Office. While McDivitt was Congress Director for McDonnell Douglas in the late 1980s, he served as NASA's Congress Director.
"Once an astronaut, always an astronaut," he added
"I feel pretty strongly that we are not alone, we are not the only ones spinning, turning the earth around a sun," he said. "I think there must be places as we are."
And, he said, his one-time expedition created "appreciation for living on this one small body. The ship floats around the universe."
For his presentation, McBride brought the Astronaut ice cream, stickers, and posters for the students who were provided by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
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