NASA Astronaut Nick Hague to provide Virtual Assemblies at Westmoor Elementary and Bluffs Middle School
Scottsbluff Public Schools is excited to host NASA Astronaut Nick Hague for virtual assemblies for students at Westmoor Elementary and Bluffs Middle School. Mr. Hague’s virtual appearance, entitled “A Visit from the Stars-The Journey to becoming an Astronaut” will be on Wednesday, April 14 from 1-2 PM. Mr. Hague will talk about careers in space and science, his experiences at NASA, and have a question/answer session. All Westmoor Elementary students and 8th grade students in Mr. Amundsen’s science class will participate. Members of the media can contact Bert Wright at Westmoor Elementary to arrange to attend the virtual appearance.
Tyler N. “Nick” Hague was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 2013. The Kansas native earned a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1998, and a Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. In 2009, Hague was selected for the Air Force Fellows program in Washington, D.C., and was a staff member in the United States Senate. Following his fellowship, he served in the Pentagon as a congressional appropriations liaison for United States Central Command. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2013, Hague completed astronaut candidate training in July 2015. He was selected for a mission to the International Space Station which launched on October 11, 2018. Unfortunately, he and his crewmate Alexey Ovchinin, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, were forced to abort the mission when a rocket booster experienced a malfunction shortly after the launch of their Soyuz MS-10. The aborted spacecraft landed safely. Hague’s second launch attempt took him all the way to ISS. He also is active military and in 2020, he officially transitioned as a Colonel from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force, and is serving in both roles, detailed to NASA. Hague most recently served as Flight Engineer on the International Space Station for Expedition 59 and 60.