Zena Cardman, NASA Astronaut Class of ’17

Zena Cardman

On June 7th, NASA announced the largest astronaut class in 17 years, 12 men and women. One of them, Zena Cardman, is a Research Fellow at Penn State. She sat down with SciTech Now to talk about science and her future in the space program.


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