UNH Welcomes Astronaut Lee Morin ‘74


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Monday, September 25, 2017

DURHAM, N.H. – NASA Astronaut Lee Morin ’74 will discuss “Transforming Fantasy – Building a Space Station,” Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Squamscott Room in Holloway Commons. His talk is free and open to the public.

Morin served honorably as a medical officer and naval flight surgeon before leaving active duty to enter private practice in occupational therapy. He was recalled to active duty during Operation Desert Storm and then returned to the Naval Aerospace and Operational Medical Institute. He completed a residency in aerospace medicine and was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996.

Currently assigned to the exploration branch of NASA, Morin has logged more than 259 hours in space, including more than 14 on spacewalks. He is working on the cockpit of a new spacecraft, the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle.

Earlier in the day Morin will receive the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' Distinguished Alumni Award.

The University of New Hampshire is a flagship research university that inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, receiving more than $100 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.