Astronaut to speak in Beavercreek about life aboard Space Station

A view from the International Space Station high above the Earth. CONTRIBUTED
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A view from the International Space Station high above the Earth. CONTRIBUTED

A NASA astronaut who peered down at Earth from the International Space Station and documented what he saw through thousands of photos is set to appear in Beavercreek.

Terry W. Virts, a retired Air Force colonel and former fighter pilot, is scheduled to appear at Books & Co. at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at The Greene, organizers say.

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Virts’ photos from space were published in the new book “VIEW FROM ABOVE: An Astronaut Photographs the World,” published this month by National Geographic.

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In addition to a space shuttle aboard the spaceship Endeavour, the Maryland native spent more than seven months on the International Space Station.