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Astronaut Tour - Tony Antonelli - 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
21 Feb Doors 18:30
Event 19:00 to 21:00
Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall University of Essex, Colchester Campus,
Colchester CO4 3SQ
Tickets Price Qty
Standard £18.00
Concessions £12.00

Tickets remaining: 38

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 Tony Antonelli. With thanks to the University of Essex for supporting this event. 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!

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 pilot of the 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!
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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.
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The University of Essex has recently invested heavily in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with the opening of a new STEM building in August 2018. As such, it is timely that the University is pleased to have the opportunity of hosting the Astronaut tour 2019 in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall.

The university is committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.
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