Col. Timothy “T.J.” Creamer, a member of the Loyola University Maryland Class of 1982, will trace his path from his student days at Loyola to his recent six-month mission on the International Space Station in “From Loyola to Outer Space,” a presentation set for Monday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the University’s North Charles Street campus.
Creamer, a U.S. Army Colonel and mission specialist with NASA, graduated from Loyola with a B.S. in Chemistry and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After many years of service as an Army aviator in the 1st Armored and 82nd Airborne Divisions, Creamer was assigned to NASA as an engineer and was selected to Astronaut Candidate Training in 1998. After more than 10 years of training and preparation, Creamer launched aboard a Soyuz TMA-17 crew capsule on Dec. 21, 2009, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, docking with the International Space Station two days later to join the Expedition 22 crew. For the next 161 days, Creamer lived and worked aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer and NASA science officer.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.loyola.edu/joinus/creamer. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 410-617-2973.
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