2002 Astronaut Lacy Veach Day
Hawaii Space Grant was a proud cosponsor of the Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery held to honor this astronaut and explorer who considered Honolulu his home.Initiated by Art and Rene Kimura, directors of Future Flight Hawaii, this day-long event for students in grades 6-12 showcased hands-on activities in a variety of workshops ranging from aeronautics to space stations to voyaging canoes. Keynote speakers were Mr. Nainoa Thompson (Executive Director of the Polynesian Voyaging Society) and Dr. Karen Meech (Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii). This event was cosponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company, Punahou School, and Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, with the cooperation of the family of Lacy Veach, Hawaii Science Teachers Association, NASA Ames Research Cener, Polynesian Voyaging Society, and the Hawaii Academy of Sciences. Approximately 500 students and adults attended.