Astronaut Marcos Pontes talks to Glenmont Students about Space Travel

On Thursday, April 14, Glenmont fourth grade students had the opportunity to hear about space travel from a real-life astronaut. Marcos Pontes, Brazil’s first and only astronaut sent into space, has worked with NASA and spent time on the International Space Station. He shared photos and stories with the students about his life and his out-of-this-world experience.

Earlier this school year, Pontes also visited the BCHS Introductory to Engineering and Desgin (IED) class taught by Mr. Shannon. To the high school students, he presented on all of the different ways engineers have to design everyday items for anti-gravity, such as…read more.