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Astronaut Tour - Steve Swanson - Bristol

This venue is fully accessible & has step-free access. Concessions available for children (we suggest 10 years+), students (with ID), over 60s & those with a registered disability
Past event - 2018
22 Nov Doors 18:00
Event 18:30 to 20:30
Priory Road Complex Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol, 12 Priory Rd,
Bristol BS8 1TU
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. This event is held with thanks to the Jean Golding Institute - a central hub for data science and data-intensive research at the University of Bristol. 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!

Engineer to astronaut to Bristol!

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

Steve has flown on two Space Shuttle flights, STS-117 and STS-119, and Expedition 39 to the ISS aboard the Soyuz. Steve has also served as a CAPCOM for ISS and Space Shuttle missions. He has logged 643 hours in space and completed four spacewalks totaling 26 hours and 14 minutes. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal.

Come and hear about his experiences at this special event!

With the 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.

Supported by The Jean Golding Institute

The Jean Golding Institute is proud to be able to support this event. The University of Bristol has four Research Institutes, all dedicated to building cross-sector and cross-disciplinary partnerships around complex challenges. The Jean Golding Institute is a central hub for data science and data-intensive research. Find our more about how we find data-driven solutions to societal challenges, explore data visualisation, develop communities, support information commons and our Ask JGI data query service for the university.