A motivational speaking program was conducted at American international school on Tuesday, 4th October.
The program was addressed by Dr. Donald Thomas, a renowned NASA astronaut who has been the Director of operations for NASA in star city,Russia from July 1999 to June 2000. Dr Thomas is acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on space exploration, having set a world record for spending the longest time on an international space station.
Being a neighbouring school, twenty selected students of our school along with two teachers were invited to attend the program. It was a great exposure for our students to interact with an eminent astronaut and expand their knowledge in space technology.
He began his talk by showing the pictures of his space mission. He quoted examples from his life which showed his strong desire to become an astronaut and the effort he put in to accomplish it. The children were so delighted and motivated when he described the living and working on a space station by showing the photographs and demonstrating few activities.
The programme ended with an interactive session where he answered the queries raised by the children . Some of our students also got an opportunity to ask questions and clear their doubts. In short, the whole program was very much informative and helped in bringing space awareness in the children.