Alumnus touches down on campus
Andrew Feustel, PhD’95, lands back on campus next week to share his experiences as a NASA astronaut.
“We are excited that Dr. Feustel agreed to return to Queen’s and connect with current students. We look forward to learning more about his career journey after studying and working at Queen’s,” says Stephanie Beakbane, President, Queen’s Student Alumni Association (QSAA).
Dr. Feustel was the lead space-walker on the space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight in May. This was his second space mission; his first was on a space-walking mission with the shuttle Atlantis crew repairing the Hubble Space Telescope in May 2009.
Dr. Feustel earned his doctorate from Queen’s in Geological Sciences specializing in seismology. He worked for three years with the Engineering Seismology Group at Queen’s installing and operating micro-seismic monitoring equipment in underground mines.
“I look forward to sharing with students and the community the story of my path to space and how Queen’s played an important role for a challenging and rewarding career,” he says.
QSAA will host Dr. Feustel’s presentation at Grant Hall on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm. A question and answer period and a reception will follow his talk. Dr. Feustel will also display the Queen’s banner he took into space during his first mission.
Dr. Feustel will visit the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering the following day and speak to faculty and students about his work in geology and with NASA.
The event at Grant Hall is open to the public and advanced registration is recommended. Please visit the event website for more information and to reserve tickets.