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Astronaut Richard Arnold II to Discuss Career Insights at Pepperdine

Richard ArnoldThe Seaver College W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series at Pepperdine University will present “An Evening with Astronaut Richard Arnold” at Elkins Auditorium in Malibu on Thursday, October 8, at 5 PM.

Arnold flew aboard the STS-119 Discovery from March 15 to March 28, 2009. This was the 125th shuttle flight, the 36th flight of Discovery, and the 28th shuttle flight to the International Space Station. During this mission, Arnold accumulated 12 hours and 34 minutes of extravehicular activity during two spacewalks. Upon landing, Discovery had traveled 202 orbits and 5.3 million miles in almost 13 days. 

The celebrated astronaut previously served on a joint mission between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NEEMO 13 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Objectives), where he lived and worked in and around Aquarius, the world’s only undersea laboratory. Before joining NASA, Arnold taught middle school science in Maryland, following teaching jobs in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Romania.

A Pepperdine parent, Arnold holds a bachelor of science degree from Frostburg State University and a master of science degree from the University of Maryland.

For additional information about this event, visit the Seaver College website.