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NASA Astronaut, Crestwood alum Hines shares space stories with area students

 Sal Aita and Alex Ross, both juniors at Wyoming Seminary, stood in the back of the Pittston Area High School auditorium on Tuesday, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the guest speaker for an event. That guest speaker — arranged by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright — was NASA Astronaut Bob Hines, who is a graduate of Crestwood High School, who was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut…

Astronaut from NEPA lands home for events at Pittston Area, WVIA

An astronaut landed in Luzerne County on Tuesday. Bob Hines, a 1993 graduate of Crestwood High School, visited Pittston Area High School and the WVIA studios following an invitation from U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, of Moosic. “It’s a great opportunity to be back here,” Hines said Tuesday during a break between events at WVIA. “Growing up around here — the family, friends,…

NASA astronauts talk technology advancements at WVIA visit

Bob Hines, a Crestwood High School graduate, was the pilot on SpaceX Crew-4 Mission. The roughly six-month mission, from April 27- October 14, 2022, was completed when the capsule splashed into the Atlantic Ocean. “What it feels like the sound should be is kerplunk,” Hines said. “Because you can actually feel the capsule just kind of bob down into the water and pop back up.” He,…

Cartwright to host NASA Administrator, Astronaut at Pittston Area

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright will welcome NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Astronaut Bob Hines to NEPA on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Highlights include a visit to Pittston Area High School, an in-studio, live-streamed middle school program, and a small business roundtable. Hines graduated from Crestwood High School in 1993 and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from…

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Announces 2023 Service Academy Appointments

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is proud to announce that six students from the Eighth Congressional District have been accepted to United States Service Academies. “Recommending exceptional students from Northeastern Pennsylvania to our country’s military service academies is one of my greatest privileges,” Rep. Cartwright said. “I’m honored to represent the 8th…

University of Scranton to receive $16.6M in federal funding for new facility

The University of Scranton will receive $16.6 million in federal funding for a new facility for workforce development, applied research and outreach in health, behavioral science and cybersecurity. University officials began planning for the facility more than a year ago, acquiring and razing buildings on the 300 block of Madison Avenue, directly across the street from Brennan…

Cartwright Announces $16.62 Million in Federal Funding He Secured Released to University of Scranton

Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has authorized the release of $16.62 million in Community Project Funding dollars to support a new facility for workforce development, applied research and outreach in health, behavioral science and cybersecurity on the campus of The University of Scranton.  “As a senior member of…

$1.6B federal investment in high speed internet expansion announced

U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman, along with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, announced on Monday that Pennsylvania is receiving $1,161,778,272 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to expand high-speech internet access across Pennsylvania. This funding, part of President Joe Biden’s “Internet for All” initiative, brings Pennsylvania’s total of federal funding under the Biden…

Rep. Matt Cartwright Introduces SERVE Act

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08), along with U.S. Rep. Mike Ezell (R-Miss.) and U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that students who serve in the National Guard and Reserve will be guaranteed readmission to their schools following a deployment. The bicameral, bipartisan Servicemember…

Agency honors Cartwright with award

A local services agency honored U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright on Tuesday with an award for distinguished public service. Maternal and Family Health Services gave Cartwright the award for helping the agency secure $2.1 million in federal funding for its new Circle of Care program. Offered at Scranton and Hazleton sites, the program provides expanded, comprehensive prenatal, obstetric,…