For Jim Pawelczyk, space was more of a pit stop than a final frontier.
In 1998, Pawelczyk was a NASA payload specialist aboard the STS-90 Neurolab, where he and six other crew members conducted 26 experiments exploring the effects of space on the nervous system. And his current earthbound activities are no less ambitious.
Pawelczyk is an associate professor of physiology and kinesiology at Penn State and sits on the Board of School Directors in the State College Area School District, where the view isn’t nearly as impressive, but the work is just as important.
But about that view...