Astronaut Delivers University Of Connecticut Commencement Speech From Space (Video)

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Work hard and you can boldly go where no man has gone before.

We all knew this was true, but University of Connecticut alumnus Rick Mastracchio decided to show the school’s 2014 graduating school of engineering just how far their ambitions could take them if they maintain the same work ethic that got them where they are today.

Mastracchio delivered this year’s graduation address to his the graduating class of engineers from 260 above the earth’s surface.

The 54-year-old joked around and flipped upside down but repeatedly stressed that it’s countless hours in front of books and a rigorous study schedule that will allow you to see the most amazing things.

“I probably have the best job on and off the planet,” he says.

According to Fox -4, Mastracchio is currently on an eight-month mission on the International Space Station, his fourth trip to space.

It’s interesting to imagine how different our lives would be if we were all told at graduation that this is not the time to rest but to take full advantage of the mental strength we had amassed over the past four or five years.

H/T: Fox -4

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