Former NASA astronaut and retired United States Army Colonel Jeffrey Williams will speak at the Freedom Museum tomorrow.
Located at 10600 Harry Parrish Boulevard in Manassas, the museum will be hosting the free event from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Williams will be speaking about his experiences with NASA’s space program and the future of NASA.
More on Williams, from a release:
Col. Williams joined NASA in 1996 and set a record in space on his fourth mission to the space station as the American who has spent the longest time in space.
Col. Williams, a Wisconsin native, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1980 and became an Army Aviator in 1981. After service in Germany, he gained a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and was selected for assignment to the Johnson Space Flight Center.
So far, during four missions to the International Space Station, Col. Williams has logged a record of more than 534 days in space, including nearly 32 hours in five spacewalks. In July 2002, he commanded a nine-day coral reef expedition off the coast of Florida.
Col. Williams retired from active duty in 2007 after more than 27 years of service, is married, has two sons and 3 grandchildren.