Astronaut to be guest lecturer on Royal Olympic ship

NEW YORK -- Royal Olympic Cruises said astronaut Scott Carpenter will be a guest aboard Olympic Explorer during the ship's inaugural season this spring.

Carpenter will participate in on-deck observation sessions, roundtable discussions and one-on-one sessions with passengers.

In addition, his wife, Patricia, will present an informal lecture, entitled Traveling with an Astronaut.

Carpenter will sail on the 836-passenger Olympic Explorer during the May 12, 19 and 26 cruises.

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