Former NASA astronaut presents scholarship to Miami University student

Former astronaut Michael McCully presented Cameron Williams with the Astronaut Scholarship. | File photo
Former NASA astronaut Michael McCulley presented the Astronaut Scholarship to Miami University senior Cameron Williams on Thursday.

McCulley also shared his experiences in space at the event.

Williams is earning a degree in biochemistry while pursuing a minor in mathematics from Miami. He is one of only 40 students from across the country to be awarded with the scholarship, which will pay up to $10,000 this academic year.

McCulley served as the pilot of STS-34, the Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis during its mission in October of 1989. The mission was to deploy the Galileo spacecraft for the exploration of Jupiter. The crew of the mission were also tasked with the operation of the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Instrument, which mapped out the ozone in the atmosphere and conducted various secondary experiments that included radiation measurements, the effects of microgravity on plants and other various research.

Now retired, McCulley has served as the United Space Alliance President and CEO since 2007.

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