Free tickets still available for Purdue astronaut forum

April 8, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Tickets are available for the Purdue astronaut alumni public forum Saturday (April 12).

The forum, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music, is free, but those attending will need tickets. Tickets are available at the box offices in Elliott Hall of Music and Stewart Center or by calling 765-494-3933.

Purdue has had 23 graduates become astronauts, including the late Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan, the most recent person to walk on the moon.

Seven of the astronauts are expected to attend the forum, "A Conversation with Our Astronauts." Purdue President Mitch Daniels will be moderator. Daniels is co-chair of a National Research Council committee that is reviewing and making recommendations on the future of the U.S. human spaceflight program.

The astronauts who are expected to be at the forum are Cernan, Mark Brown, Andrew Feustel, Gary Payton, Loren Shriver, Scott Tingle and Charles Walker.

More information about the reunion, the astronauts and Purdue in space is available at 

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, 

Source: Valerie Lawless, University Development Office, 765-496-2842,

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