Jan 14, 2010 2:24 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Bring the kids to meet an astronaut

If you have kids who watch space shuttle launches with awe--here's their chance to meet an astronaut in person.

Richard Truly, who flew Apollo missions to Skylab, and was pilot or commander aboard Space Shuttles Enterprise, Columbia and Challenger--will be in Colorado Springs Saturday at the Fine Arts Center.  Truly's lecture is part of the FAC's NASA Art Lecture Series.

Truly's lecture will begin at 2 pm.

He was awarded the Presidential Citizen's Medal by President Reagan. His other awards:

* two NASA Distinguished Service Medals, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, two NASA Exceptional Service Medals and two NASA Space Flight Medals.

* military decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Meritorious Service Medal.

* Robert J. Collier Trophy (twice, 1982 and 1989), the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy (twice, 1982 and 1989), the Society of Experimental Test Pilot's Ivan C. Kincheloe Award (1978) and James H. Doolittle Award (1988), the Federation Aeronautique Internationale Gold Space Medal (1984), the Harmon International Trophy (1982), the Thomas D. White Space Trophy (1982), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Haley Space Flight Award (1980), the American Astronautical Society's Flight Achievement Award (1977) and John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award (1990), the Air Force Association's David C. Shilling Award (1978), the Veterans of Foreign Wars Aviation and Space Gold Medal (1991), the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, the Medal of Honor of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution Gold and Silver Good Citizenship Awards.


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