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An evening with astronaut Steve Swanson - Lincoln

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 Dec Doors 7pm
event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre, Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus,
Lincoln LN6 7TS
Have you ever wondered what it really takes to be an astronaut and what it's like to go into space? Well now's your chance with former NASA astronaut Steve Swanson. 

Concessions available for all students (with ID), children, over 60s, and those registered disabled; carers go free, please email to let us know.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be available.

From software engineer to astronaut

Dr Steve Swanson (NASA astronaut & ISS commander)
Before becoming an astronaut, Steve worked as a software engineer and has a degree in Engineering Physics and a doctorate in Computer Science.

Steve has been on three space missions having flown on two Space Shuttle flights, STS-117 and STS-119, and Expedition 39 to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Soyuz. He was commander of the ISS Steve and has also served as a CAPCOM for ISS and Space Shuttle missions.

He has logged nearly 200 days in space and completed five spacewalks totaling 28 hours and 5 minutes. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal.

Come and hear about his experiences at this special event!

In partnership with

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. Visit isset.org for more information.