Charles Camarda on becoming an astronaut

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Charles Camarda on becoming an astronaut

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  Last updated September 25, 2019 at 10:37 am

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NASA Astronaut Charles Camarda flew to space on STS-114, NASA’s first mission after the explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia and loss of its crew.


With a background in engineering, Charles’s route to becoming an astronaut came after working for NASA in research and development. Now, he uses what he learnt during his space career to teach engineers and students the right way to fail.


But with a fast changing space industry, he thinks Australian students are uniquely placed to be at the forefront of the future of space exploration.


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