George Zamka expressed his support for the people of Ukraine and thanked Poles helping the refugees from Ukraine.
That American astronaut of Polish descent, pilot of the space shuttle Discovery in 2006 and the commander of space shuttle Endeavour in 2010 has paid several visits to Poland at the invitation from the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the US Embassy to Poland.
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During his first visit to Poland in 2008 the American astronaut presented Polish Army Museum with a badge of the 7th Fighter Squadron. The badge, made in 2007 by Adam Ustynowicz, was taken on board of STS-120 Discovery space shuttle by two astronauts of Polish descent – George Zamka and Scott Parazynski. In that way they were able to celebrate the memory of American pilots who fought in the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Squadron.
In 2010, George Zamka, along with the space shuttle Endeavour crew, were special guests at the celebration of the 10th jubilee of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. Colonel Zamka brought to Poland a very special gift – an original record of Chopin’s music which the astronauts took into the space to celebrate the Year of Chopin.
In 2017, while on his third visit to Poland, George Zamka was the Chief Guest of the “Shape Your Future” Sector 3.0 Technological Festival organized by the Information Society Development Foundation and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.
During the visits to Poland George Zamka, as well as other members of the space shuttle Endeavour crew, participated in events and meetings held as part of PAFF programs that were attended by several thousands of people, mainly children and teens.