Retired astronaut to visit Milford schools

MILFORD, OH (FOX19) - A retired astronaut is visiting the Milford Exempted Village School District this week.

Col. Rick Searfoss will be making a presentation to the community on Monday and visiting high school and elementary students on Tuesday.

His visit is being coordinated by Steve Heck, a math and science teacher at Mulberry Elementary who has participated in the Teachers in Space program.

Col. Searfoss will speak to parents, students and community members at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mulberry Elementary about his experience in space. He will also speak about his experience as the lead test pilot with the commercial space company XCOR Aerospace.

On Tuesday, he will meet with engineering and physics students at Milford High School, then with fifth and sixth graders at McCormick Elementary, then fourth, fifth and sixth graders at Boyd E. Smith and wrapping up the day with fourth, fifth and sixth graders at Mulberry Elementary.

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