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An evening with astronaut Michael Foale

This venue has step-free access. Concessions available for children, students (please bring student ID), over 60s and those with registered disability
Past event - 2018
05 Nov Doors 19:00
Event 19:30 to 21:30
Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 32 George Square,
Edinburgh EH8 9LH
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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. This event is being held with Space_Ed, the University of Edinburgh Physics & Astronomy Society's special interest group for any students interested space, space exploration and the space industry. We run talks, events and enter competitions on anything to with space... 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.

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.

Please confirm at the checkout that you are happy for your ticket money to be treated as a donation to ISSET.