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The St. Petersburg TIMES ran a good story about NASA astronaut and former Clearwater resident Nicole Stott in Monday’s editions. Stott is a former SPC student who delivered SPC’s commencement address last May. She is part of the DISCOVERY crew that launches this week on a mission to the International Space Station. Read the story here.

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Astronaut Nicole Stott speaks to graduates at St. Petersburg College’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8. Stott is a Clearwater native who graduated from Clearwater High School and attended SPC. Her first NASA space mission was last year, when she spent about four months on the International Space Station.

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Astronaut (and Clearwater native) Nicole Stott will be at Tropicana Field tomorrow (Saturday) to deliver the commencement address for graduates of St. Petersburg College.

Stott attended SPJC back in the 1980s and then went on the Embry Riddle, where she earned a degree in aeronautical engineering.

Last year she experienced her first NASA mission, visiting the International Space Station  and working there for about four months.

Aside from speaking at the ceremonies, Stott will be awarded and honorary degree and will be given an Outstanding Alumni award.

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