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Astronaut Paul Lockhart speaks to students

Aerospace students at East Central High School had the opportunity to connect with professionals in the industry during Siegfried Space Week in October.

To kick off the week, the school hosted NASA astronaut Paul Lockhart in partnership with the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. Col. Lockhart helped build the space station by delivering trusses on two space shuttle missions. He talked to the career tech students about his missions and encouraged them to pursue a career in aerospace, explaining how many different kinds of jobs there are in the industry.

On Wednesday, first year aerospace students from East Central visited Southwest Airlines at the Tulsa International Airport. Thanks to Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, students had the opportunity to tour the facility and shadow employees. 

Aerospace students were also visited by a representative from Spirit Aerosystems.

This is the second year for the Choose Aerospace program at East Central. Learn more here.