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Middlesex to Host NASA Astronaut Christopher J. Cassidy

Middlesex Community College, in conjunction with Lowell Public Schools and UMass Lowell, will host NASA Astronaut Christopher J. Cassidy in a special event from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, in the Lowell Campus Lower Cafeteria, 33 Kearny Square.
Middlesex Community College, in conjunction with Lowell Public Schools and UMass Lowell, will host NASA Astronaut Christopher J. Cassidy in a special event from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, in the Lowell Campus Lower Cafeteria, 33 Kearny Square.
Middlesex Community College, in collaboration with Lowell Public Schools and UMass Lowell, will host NASA Astronaut Christopher J. Cassidy in a special event from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, in the Lowell Campus Lower Cafeteria, 33 Kearny Square. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Cassidy is a NASA Astronaut and Navy SEAL. Cassidy achieved the rank of Commander in the Navy. His naval experience includes four six-month deployments – two to the Mediterranean and two to Afghanistan, including a deployment two weeks after September 11, where he served as Ground Assault Force Commander for international and U.S.-only combat missions.

 

During his NASA career, Cassidy served on space shuttle and International Space Station missions. He completed six spacewalks – totaling 31 hours, 14 minutes – and accumulated 182 days in space.

 

For more information about Cassidy’s career, visit www.jsc.nasa.gov/bios/htmlbios/cassidy-cj.html.

 

For more information about Cassidy’s visit to Middlesex, contact Colleen Cox at coxc@middlesex.mass.edu or call 978-656-3284.

 

MCC is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state. We offer more than 75 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses, during the day, evening and weekend, on our Bedford and Lowell campuses, and online. Middlesex – a great place to begin your future!


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