Monday, August 25, 2014

Astronaut Alumnus Honored with Ohio Historical Marker

Westlake dedicated an Ohio Historical Marker to BW alumnus and astronaut Robert Overmyer '58.
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NASA astronaut and BW alumus Robert Overmyer '58 was honored with the dedication of an Ohio Historical Marker in his hometown of Westlake over the weekend. According to a story, Overmyer's widow, Kit, a 1960 BW graduate, came in from Texas to attend the ceremony in Clague Park and said her late husband would be honored by the hometown tribute.

Overmyer, a BW Outstanding Alumni Award-winner, piloted the space shuttle Columbia in 1982 and acted as commander of a 1985 Challenger shuttle mission. Overmyer died at age 59 while test-piloting a prototype airplane in 1996.