Astronaut Robert Cenker To Speak
at Mercer Mar. 30
Cenker, aerospace systems consultant, will present “Six
Days in Space” on Thurs., March 30 at 12 noon. Presented
as part of MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series, the talk will
take place in the Communications Building, CM110, on the West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The program is free and
open to the public.
A senior engineer
with RCA Astro-Electronics Division, Cenker was selected by RCA
and approved by NASA to serve as a payload specialist on the Space
Shuttle Columbia. During a six-day mission from January 12 to 18,
1986, he performed a variety of physiological tests, observed the
deployment of the RCA Satcom Ku-1 satellite, and conducted experiments
with an infrared imaging camera. In completing this flight, Cenker
traveled over 2.1 million miles in 96 Earth orbits and logged over
146 hours in space. His lecture on this memorable mission will include
a slide and video presentation.
earned his bachelor’s and masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering
from Pennsylvania State University. He also earned a master of science
in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.
Cenker during his time
as a Space Shuttle astronaut.
is an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
a member of the Association of Space Explorers, and a registered Professional
Engineer in the state of New Jersey.
For more information on this event or other upcoming lectures at MCCC,
call (609) 586-4800, x3324.
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