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Special Collections Display about IUP Astronaut Robertson

Patricia Hilliard Robertson

Patricia Hilliard Robertson was from Homer City, Pennsylvania. A 1985 graduate of IUP, Robertson became a physician, pilot, and a NASA astronaut.

In 2001, Robertson died after a training exercise in Texas. Several years ago, her mother, Ilse Hilliard, donated several items to the IUP Special Collections and University Archives in her daughter's memory.

Hilliard Robertson Display

This week, her mother made an additional donation to IUP Special Collections: Robertson’s NASA flight suit, photographs, a scrapbook, and an American flag from the International Space Station that were given to her by her daughter’s colleagues at NASA. This is a very special gift to the university, and many of these items are on permanent display in the IUP Special Collections and University Archives at the IUP Libraries.

Posted on 10/3/2012 3:18:19 PM

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