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Mike Lucas
Mike Lucas
Member Since 2004

Kernersville, North Carolina

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Biographical Information:

Mike Lucas has lived his childhood dream of being an airline pilot. He has recently retired as Captain of the Airbus A-320. In his 48 years in aviation, he has logged more than 26,000 flight hours. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Capt. Lucas has had a fascination with spaceflight since childhood, and clearly remembers NASA's early years. He was very fortunate as a teenager to meet and become friends with Alan Shepard. Over the years he has had occasion to meet most of the other astronauts who made history in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Presentations generally address NASA history and the human spaceflight programs leading to the lunar landing missions. Additional subjects include JPL robotic missions exploring our Solar System. Audiences range in age from middle school students to adults.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
Rockingham County Middle School

Our Solar System
Walkertown Middle School

The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
Smith-Reynolds Airport

Mars Rover Update
Barnes & Noble

The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
Reuter Center, Univ. of North Ca

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Explore JPL 2016
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Neal Middle School Apprenticeships
Neal Middle School

Astronomy Days 2011
NC Museum of Nat Sciences

Astronomy Days
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

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