Former astronaut Scott Altman to speak at EC luncheon

Astronaut Scott Altman

Former NASA space shuttle commander Scott Altman will speak on “Reaching for the Stars” at 11:30 a.m. April 12 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. The luncheon is part of the Eureka College Alumni Weekend activities. It is open to the public. Cost is $30.

Altman will discuss growing up in central Illinois and his experiences in the U.S. Navy and working in space. Altman logged more than 50 days in space during four space flights. He retired from NASA in 2010 and now is employed at ASRC Federal Research and Technology Solutions, Beltsville, Md., which supplies technical, mission-oriented services with contracts supporting multiple federal agencies.

Altman is a son of Eureka College alumni Fred and Sharon Altman of Pekin.

To register, contact the Eureka College Alumni Office at (309) 467-6319.