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Climb High, Climb Far, Your Goal the Sky, Your Aim the Star.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
at Punahou School

Astronaut Lacy Veach
Registration Form
For students in grades 3 and above, parents, and teachers of any grade level or subject: This is the 17th annual celebration and special day honoring the life and legacy of Charles Lacy Veach, who grew up in Honolulu with an interest in science, had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, and went on to fly two NASA Space Shuttle missions.

Astronaut Lacy Veach serves to remind us all that the dreams of today can be forged into exploration and discoveries of tomorrow. While in Hawai‘i, a child once asked Astronaut Veach: "What does it take to become an astronaut?" Veach responded, "You've got to believe in your dreams and you've got to be hard-headed enough to never let them go."

This is a free event.

Please see the schedule of workshops and list of displays and exhibits for additional information.

Find out more about the Veach Day STEM Challenge.

See the article and photo album of previous Veach Day events from Punahou School.

Shuttle launch

In 1992 during his second Space Shuttle mission (STS-52, Columbia) Astronaut Veach received a radio message from a student: "What are the similarities and differences between canoe and space travel?"

Astronaut Charles Lacy Veach answered,
"Both are voyages of exploration. Hōkūle‘a is in the past, Columbia is in the future."

Navigator Nainoa Thompson added from the canoe,
"Columbia is the highest achievement of modern technology today, voyaging canoe was the highest achievement of technology in its day."

Hōkūle‘a offshore at Makua, 2003 (Ka‘iulani Murphy and Polynesian Voyaging Society)
Posted September 1, 2018. Updated November 8, 2018.

Punahou School, Honolulu, HI     Hawaiian Electric Companies     Hawaii Space Grant Consortium
The family of Astronaut Charles Lacy Veach
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