Astronaut Tour: Engineer to astronaut to Reading!

November 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
G10 Palmer Building
Palmer Building
Earley, Reading RG6 6UA
Pint of Science

Join Dr Steve Swanson (NASA astronaut & ISS Commander)  to find out what it really takes to be an astronaut and what it’s like to go into space?

Before becoming an astronaut, Steve worked as a software engineer. He has a degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Computer Science.

Steve has flown on two Space Shuttle flights, STS-117 and STS-119, and Expedition 39 to the ISS aboard the Soyuz. Steve has also served as a CAPCOM for ISS and Space Shuttle missions. He has logged 643 hours in space and completed four spacewalks totaling 26 hours and 14 minutes. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal.

Come and hear about his experiences at this special event!

Event hosted by International Space School Trust (ISSET)

This event has been made possible by the International Space School Trust. ISSET works in partnership with some of the world’s leading space organisations to deliver unique learning opportunities for students of all ages. They utilise space and space exploration to inspire and motivate people of all ages to believe that they can become what they want to be.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *