Join us in Brisbane on the 3rd October 2017 for an evening of astronaut stories. We invite you to hear their stories of their time in space and ask your questions to our astronaut panel. Discussion will be mediated by an Australian voice.
Involving presentations and workshops, we are hoping to inspire a group of Years 8 – 10 students into STEM fields. Students across Brisbane will be brought in to engage with astronaut(s) and local Brisbane role models. They will listen to our presenters' stories of space and STEM in Australia. This will follow with a series of hands-on workshops with the astronauts and STEM role models.
Within the schools the goal is to have a broad range of students in attendance. By bringing in a diverse group, the aim is to provide opportunities and to make distinct impacts: to inspire and motivate students who were not previously interested in STEM or did not see a future in it for themselves.
To enquire about getting your school involved, please contact us using the link.
Christer Fuglesang was selected to join the Astronaut Corps of the European Space Agency (ESA) in May 1992. He has spent a total of 26 days, 17 hours and 37 minutes in space, including 31 hours and 54 minutes of spacewalks.
Christer’s first spaceflight was from the 9th to the 22nd December 2006, as Mission Specialist on STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). During this mission he conducted three spacewalks, installing new hardware to the Station, rewiring the electrical power system and repairing a solar array.
From the 29th August to the 12th September 2009, Christer flew to space for the second time on STS-128 Discovery. This mission to the ISS saw Christer performing 2 spacewalks: installing an ammonia tank and preparing for the installation of the European-built Node-3 module.
Register below for your ticket to An Evening of Astronaut Stories - Brisbane. Numbers are strictly limited!