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‘Don’t stop in the face of challenges,’ astronaut tells Cal Poly students from space station [The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)]

‘Don’t stop in the face of challenges,’ astronaut tells Cal Poly students from space station [The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)]

13—In a historic and inspiring event Wednesday afternoon, Cal Poly students spoke with a NASA astronaut as he orbited Earth in the International Space Station.Victor Glover, a Cal Poly graduate, is orbiting Earth in the International Space Station during a research mission for NASA.Gregory Broadous, an aerospace engineering student at Cal Poly, asked Glover what advice he would give to a student who is struggling with the social life of being at a school that lacks diversity.“The direction that you’re going, being at Cal Poly, going off into the science and technology workforce, it is likely that you’re going to continue to blaze trails and to be one of the few doing what you’re doing,” Glover said.

He was invited to the event after he’d connected with the Cal Poly NSBE chapter president, Amman Asfaw; Yoseph noticed Asfaw had an Ethiopian flag in his background during a livestream of the SpaceX launch.“I needed to hear all that,” said Ellis-Rector, who is studying architecture at Cal Poly.

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