NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will pay a visit to students at Arab High School on Aug. 16.

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, asked Bridenstine if he would consider visiting a school in the Fourth Congressional District.

Bridenstine readily agreed.

The NASA administrator will specifically meet with students who participate on Arab High School’s moon buggy race team.

“We are excited to have Administrator Bridenstine come and meet with the students in Arab,” Aderholt said in a press release. “And I know that he is excited to come and meet with them. NASA is doing some very exciting things right now with the Space Launch System (SLS), and Mr. Bridenstine is looking forward to sharing that with the students.

“He also wants to hear what questions they have for him because students who are in high school and college right now are the ‘Mars generation,’” he continued. “They are the ones who will be working to get American boots on the surface of Mars in the next 20 years.”

For more on this story please pick up Wednesday’s Tribune or purchase an e-edition.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.