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International Space Station Astronaut Ron Garan Will Attend Fundraiser/Grand Opening of Yonkers Riverfront Library Technology Center, Wednesday, May 4th

4_28_16Yonkers native Ron Garon, Col., USAF (Ret.) will be the guest of honor at a Fundraiser for the Yonkers Riverfront Library’s new Technology Center on Wednesday, May 4th, from 6:30-9PM. Tickets start at $75. Visit ypl.org for details. “Tech Central, the Library’s new maker-space, media lab, and technology training space is designed to support digital learners of all ages and skills.”

Col. Garan is a highly decorated, retired U.S. Airforce fighter pilot, test pilot and Astronaut who logged 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet during more than 178 days in space and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA during four spacewalks, according to his official NASA biography.  Now an entrepreneur, Garan believes that ‘appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of the problems facing our world.”

Garon is a Roosevelt High School graduate who went on to study Business Economics at SUNY Oneonta and earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. He Joined the Air Force in 1984 and was selected as a pilot for NASA in 2000. Garan served as Mission Specialist 2, the Flight Engineer on the 2008 STS 124 for ascent and entry. “STS Discovery 124 was the 123rd space shuttle flight and the 26th Shuttle Mission to the International Space Station.

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