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Ever wondered what it's like to go into space? Find out with one of the most experienced astronauts, Michael Foale. If you want to buy concessionary tickets only please choose the quantity on this page, go to checkout and then remove the standard priced ticket - sorry for the inconvenience!
What's it like being an astronaut?
Dr Michael Foale, CBE, PhD (Former NASA astronaut)
Mike is the most experienced British-born astronaut in the history of human space travel having clocked over 373 days in space, flown on six Space Shuttle missions and a Soyuz, and commanded the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, during which he saved the Hubble Space Telescope. Mike was also responsible for saving the Russian Mir Space Station when it was tumbling out of control and he has been inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. Come and listen to him talk about these experiences and share his stories with you at this special event.
Does space flight accelerate muscle ageing?
Professor Steve Harridge (Director of the Centre of Human and Applied Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) at King's College London)
Steve's research interests are in human skeletal muscle function and plasticity, particularly with regard to ageing. He will talk about how space travel can affect muscle and how this may, or may not, reflect an accelerated ageing process.
Student experiments on the International Space Station
Dr Julie Keeble (Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences at King's College London and Chief Scientist at ISSET)
Julie prepares student experiments for launch to the International Space Station, taking a winning idea to an experiment that is workable within the microgravity environment of Space. Since 2014, Julie has overseen the launch of 22 experiments to the ISS, with several more in the pipeline.
International Space School Trust
This event is being held with thanks to ISSET. 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. Visit isset.org for more information.