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Virgin Galactic CEO to speak at Newton North

Posted by Sarah Thomas  March 21, 2011 05:00 PM

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Newton North alumnus George Whitesides (class of '92) will speak at Newton North High School on Tuesday, March 22 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

Whitesides is CEO and President of Virgin Galactic — Richard Branson’s airline offering suborbital spaceflights and changing the way we view space travel. Before his appointment in 2010, George was chief of staff at NASA and the executive director of the National Space Society.

The event is being sponsored by NewtonSTEM, an organization which launched earlier this month and aims to promote science and technology education in Newton schools.

For more information, including videos of the NewtonSTEM launch which was attended by Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, visit the group's website.

Sarah Thomas can be reached at sarah.m.thomas@gmail.com.

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