2020 ASTRONAUT LACY VEACH DAY OF DISCOVERY
LINKING VOYAGES OF EXPLORATION: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
This is the 19th annual celebration and special event 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 Hawaii, 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."
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VIDEO PROMO: https://youtu.be/AXHYkOjk0Hc
Engineers Council at the University of Hawai'i
Kauai Cogition Learning Center (COGS)
NASA NextGen STEM Programs
NASA Office of STEM Engagement
STEM at Oceanit
Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation
Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) program
Thirty Meter Telescope
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,
Navigator Nainoa Thompson added from the canoe,
Hōkūlea offshore at Makua, 2003 (Kaiulani Murphy and Polynesian Voyaging Society)