Richard Addante, a Cal State San Bernardino associate professor of psychology, spent part of his summer last year in space.

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Addante was a mission specialist for NASA’s HERA XIV, a simulated space mission to an asteroid that actually took place at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

On Thursday, April 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m., the program “Come Learn About NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog Experiment” will feature Addante sharing his experience in the program. HERA is one of the projects NASA uses to research the effects of long-duration space flights.

Addante’s talk will take place in the university’s John M. Pfau Library, room PL-4005, the Faculty Center for Excellence.

In addition to teaching, Addante is director of the university’s EEG Research Lab, studying learning, memory and brain states. He earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the College of Jersey, and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from UC Davis as a pre-doctoral Diversity Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

A licensed pilot, he is a captain in the Civil Air Patrol.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal at or (909) 537-5104.