Join Major General (Retired) Roy D. Bridges, Jr., formerly of the Air Force and retired astronaut, as he discusses his experience in space and the related book club read, Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson.
Major Bridges' presentation and discussion will be broadcast via Skype to Tipp City Public Library in Ohio. Please read Rocket Men to join the discussion.
Roy retired from Northrop Grumman on January 31, 2019, and had a variety of leadership positions during his 13-year tenure. Prior to Northrop Grumman, Roy was the Center Director of both NASA’s Langley Research Center and Kennedy Space Center.
During his Air Force career, key assignments included being the Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Commander, Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick AFB and Commander, 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB.
As a NASA Astronaut, he piloted the Space Shuttle Challenger on the 8-day Space Lab 2 mission.
As a pilot, test pilot and astronaut, he flew 4460 hours in a variety of aircraft.
Bridges is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Engineering Science. He received an M.S. in Astronautics from Purdue University in 1966.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he now lives with his wife in Colorado Springs.