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Purdue astronaut to visit campus during Homecoming

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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:00 am

An astronaut who has been to space a record seven times will stop by Purdue Saturday on his tour around the Indianapolis and Chicago areas.

Jerry Ross, a Purdue alumnus and astronaut, is looking to inspire more children to pursue careers in engineering and science. He will lecture and present around the Midwest, including stops at the Indianapolis Public Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. He will also sign copies of his book, "Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer." 

Ross will talk to visitors as part of Purdue Homecoming from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Purdue University Libraries tent. More information can be found at www.jerrylross.com.

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