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An evening with astronauts Michael Foale & Tony Antonelli

Please note this venue is fully accessible.
Concessions available for: children, students (with ID), over 60s & registered disabled.
Past event - 2019
10 Jul Doors 7pm
Event 7.30 to 9.30pm
Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt's House, King's College London,
London SE1 1UL
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To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing we're hosting some special astronaut events. Tonight hear from TWO astronauts, Michael Foale and Tony Antonelli, as well as research being carried out at King's College London on how microgravity affects your muscles. Concessions available for all students, children, over 60s, and registered disabled.

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.

Piloting a NASA Space Shuttle into space

Tony Antonelli (NASA astronaut and Commander US Navy (retired))
Tony has served as a Commander of the US Navy as well as being a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. As a pilot, he has accumulated over 3,200 hours in 41 different kinds of aircraft. He was selected as a NASA pilot in 2000 and flew his first mission in space as the pilot of the Space Shuttle Discovery in March 2009. He also served as a pilot on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.Tony has logged a total of 24 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes and 35 seconds in space. He is the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and various service awards.

Come and hear what it's like to pilot a Space Shuttle!

Muscle wasting in micro-gravity and critical illness

Professor Steve Harridge (Director of the Centre of Human and Applied Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) at King's College London)
Steve is Professor of Human & Applied Physiology. His research interests are in human skeletal muscle function and plasticity, particularly with regard to ageing. He studies how space travel can affect muscle and how this may, or may not, reflect an accelerated ageing process. As well as hosting tonight's event he will share his research into muscle wasting in micro-gravity.

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.