Distinguished Speaker Series | Jose M. Hernandez

Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez pursued his dream of space travel since high school. Growing up in a migrant farming family, he worked tirelessly before earning a degree in electrical engineering. Hernandez excelled at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, contributing to advancements in medical imaging and nuclear non-proliferation efforts. Meeting his inspiration during the astronaut application process boosted his confidence, leading to his eventual selection and a biopic, "A Million Miles Away", detailing his journey.


This event is FREE and open to the public with priority seating given to UTRGV students, staff and faculty with a valid UTRGV ID. The doors will open at 7:00 PM to UTRGV staff, faculty and students then to the community at 7:15 PM. 


For additional information or accommodations please contact Student Activities at studentactivities@utrgv.edu.


Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Performing Arts Complex C (EPACC)
1000 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78541

Event Type

Academics, Campus Life, Community

Target Audience

Students, General Public, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families (Children)










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