Accomplished Astronaut, Parsippany's Native Son to be Honored With Plaque

Garrett Reisman will be honored by the township on Friday at Veterans Memorial Park.

Parsippany is over the moon about one of its native sons.

That’s why Parsippany is honoring Dr. Garrett Reisman, an astronaut who has been to the International Space Station twice for two spacewalks, logging 107 total days in orbit.

Reisman will be honored on Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park with a plaque presented by Mayor James Barberio. The plaque will be permanently installed at the park.

Reisman graduated Parsippany High School in 1986 and joined NASA in 1998 as an engineer and astronaut.

Reisman went aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in March 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis on May 14, 2008.

The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.  

Nicholas Robert Homyak July 16, 2014 at 08:37 AM
If we honor Dr. Garrett Reisman; Astronaut , well then we should completely conform to the NJ Highlands Regional Master Plan. Seeing the Earth from space; as Garrett has the obvious need for such a plan would be obvious to carry us into a sustainable and well future. Economy from space without ecology must seems quite invisible and ridiculous. We are not sincere or truthful with ourselves when we do such things.


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