Hokies walk on land, swim in seas and now float in space.
Charles Camarda returned to campus last week to serve as a panelist after the showing of "Columbia: The Tragic Loss," and to present President Charles Steger with a Virginia Tech flag that was flown in space. Camarda completed his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Virginia Tech in 1990. He was aboard the National Aeronautics and Spaces Administration's most recent Space Shuttle Discovery mission this past summer that docked with the International Space Station.
The documentary, "Columbia: The Tragic Loss," was the final event of the three-day Jewish Film Festival. It documented the 2004 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster and paid tribute to Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut to travel into outer space.
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