Astronaut’s suit and photos donated to Weirton museum

Former Weirton Mayor Mike Andochick, who served from 1971 to 1979, visited the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center Jan. 22, donating several items, including a training suit and photographs that belonged to astronaut G. David Low, who was married to Andochick’s daughter Joann.

Low, who died after a battle with cancer in 2008, flew missions on Columbia in 1990, Atlantis in 1991 and Endeavor in 1993, logging more than 700 hours in space, including a six-hour space walk.

The materials will be used in a future space exhibit at the museum.