September 2012 Issue
September 05, 2012

Poster highlights Carlos Noriega

Author: Kara Smith
Source: NYSUT United

Former NASA astronaut Carlos Noriega is featured on this year's NYSUT poster celebrating the important contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Printed in both English and Spanish, the poster is issued annually to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.

Noriega traveled to the Russian space station Mir aboard the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis in 1997. He returned to space aboard the U.S. shuttle Endeavour in 2000 to help build the International Space Station. Prior to joining NASA, Noriega had a distinguished career as a Marine Corps pilot. Born in Peru in 1959, he retired from the U.S. Astronaut Corps in 2005 and continues to work at NASA.

Members can request a free poster by emailing Reference Project No. 514A_12, and include your name and mailing address.

Local presidents can request posters in bulk; quantities are limited.