Victor Glover, a native of Pomona who recently spent time orbiting the planet, is back on solid ground and will share his experiences this weekend at Unity In Community Day in Fontana.
Glover, who spent six months aboard the Resilience SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon, is a U.S. Navy aviator and NASA astronaut who graduated from Ontario High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He flew the SpaceX Dragon as part of a four-member crew that spent 167 days on the International Space Station before returning to Earth and diving into the Atlantic Ocean on May 2, 2021.
As a celebrity guest of the community event at Fontana, Glover will talk about life in space and be available for photo ops.
“We are pleased that Commander Glover, a true hometown hero, is attending the Unity in Community BBQ,” Ellen Turner, of Concerned Citizens for the Development of North Fontana, said in a press release. “He is an incredibly accomplished man who serves as a role model for all young people. It proves that you can reach the highest levels, even the stars.
In addition to Glover’s appearance, event attendees can enjoy a car show, shows, a kid-friendly area, vendors and the “Chillin n Grillin BBQ Competition”.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 18 at the Jesse Turner Center North Fontana Park Sports Pavilion, 15556 Summit Ave. Admission is $ 10 for the first person and $ 5 for each person in a group of up to 10. BBQ is included with the price of admission.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the university where Glover graduated from.