Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger III was the first recipient of the Real People, Amazing Jobs Award at the opening of the new McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, N.H. earlier this month.
The award recognizes people who offer inspiration and act as role models for the younger generation, inspiring them to choose careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Sullenberger was selected for the award based on “his high standards and commitment to his profession as an aviator, saving the lives of 155 people during an emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on Jan. 15,” according to officials at the center.
Scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others in high-technology occupations are highlighted throughout the Discovery Center’s astronomy, aviation, and Earth and space science exhibits.
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