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

Times Leader

 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 Candidate Class.

Hines completed his first spaceflight as the pilot on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission, having logged a total of 170 days in space over his two increments, Expedition 67 and 68.

Aita and Ross are both interested in career in the space program. Aita hopes to become an engineer and Ross has his eye on becoming an astronaut.

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