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Astronaut Tour - Tony Antonelli - Portsmouth

This venue is fully accessible & has step-free access. Concessions available for children, students (with ID), over 60s and those with a registered disability
22 Feb Doors 18:30
Event 19:00 to 21:00
Lecture Theatre One, Richmond Building Portland Street,
Portsmouth PO1 3DE
Tickets Price Qty
Standard £18.00
Concessions £12.00

Tickets remaining: 52

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. 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 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!

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Professor Bob Nichols (Professor of Astrophysics, Director of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth)
The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth is an International Centre of Research Excellence in cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. They seek to understand the physics of the universe and inspire the next generation of scientist through education, training and outreach.

Professor Bob Nichols, the director of ICG will give us a brief introduction into his area of expertise, cosmology. His fascinating and wide-ranging interests include studying the death of stars, mysterious dark matter and its role in shaping galaxies, the search for alien life, and even the structure of the Universe as a whole.

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.