The American astronaut and former director of NASA, Mr. Charles Baldwin, gave a lecture titled "NASA Space Science Explorations," attended by the President of the Al-Hussein Technical University Dr. Labib Khadra, a Crown Prince Foundation Initiative.
At the beginning of the lecture, Mr. Baldwin expressed his happiness while meeting with university students at an applied technical university. He stated that continuous networking between the industry, business, information technology is the foundation of the success of the student's professional path.
He told the students that the future is ahead of them — their perseverance and efforts of studying and not being afraid of failure, as well as working with full energy will allow them to achieve rewarding results. He explained that it is not enough for future engineers to solely work hard; it is the knowledge that is needed in advancing human life.
During the lecture, Baldwin gave a brief introduction to the US Space Agency, NASA, and its most important training programs. He referred to the practical experience he gained as a former director of NASA, through his exploratory trips.
It is worth mentioning that Charles Frank Boulden took office in September 2009 until January 2017, becoming the 12th director and first African-American in the history of NASA to hold the position of the Head of the Agency. Between 1986 and 1994, Boulden orbited the earth four times and took command of two space missions, including the act of positioning the Hubble Telescope, and he was part of the first US-Russian space mission.