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Astronaut Tour - Steve Swanson - Reading

Venue is fully accessible with step-free access. Concessions for children (we suggest 10 years+), students (with ID), over 60s & those with a registered disability.
Past event - 2018
23 Nov Doors 19:00
Event 19:30 to 21:30
G10 Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading,
Reading RG6 6UR
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. 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!

Stories from an astronaut

Dr Steve Swanson (NASA astronaut & ISS commander)
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.

Before becoming an astronaut, Steve worked as a software engineer. He has a degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Computer Science.

Come and hear about his experiences at this special event!


Event hosted by

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.

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