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An evening with astronaut Michael Foale - Colchester

This venue is fully accessible & has step-free access.
Concessions available for children, students (with ID), over 60s and those with a registered disability.
Past event - 2019
05 Jul Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, University of Essex, Colchester Campus,
Colchester CO4 3SQ
To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing we're hosting some special astronaut events. Tonight in Colchester hear from former NASA astronaut Michael Foale, veteran of six space missions and survivor of the worst crash in spaceflight history. Concessions available for children, students (with ID), over 60s and those with a registered disability.

What's it like being an astronaut?

Michael Foale 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 hit by a supply craft, lost power and tumbled out of control. He was recently inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. Come and listen to him talk about these experiences and share his stories and videos with you at this event.

In partnership with:

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.