[ASC-list] Invitation: Public Lecture 'Beyond the Horizon' with Australian NASA Astronaut - Tue 14 Sep

Emma Donnelly e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Tue Aug 24 03:20:17 UTC 2010


 
 
     
     
  You are invited to a free public lecture:
    Beyond the Horizon Presented by Australian NASA astronaut, Dr Andy
Thomas    
    
   
   Join Australian astronaut Dr Andy Thomas, a man who has spent more than
177 days in space, for his only Perth public lecture.  Dr Thomas will share
the experiences of his fascinating career including how NASA recruited and
trained him, his space flight journeys and the future of human flight into
space.  The talk will also feature a live link to the International Space
Station (orbit and weather permitting) during which nine WA high school
students will ask questions directly to the astronauts.
        
 
 
   
  
 
 
Date:
   
Tuesday 14 September 2010
   
  
Time:
   
6.00pm ­ 7.30pm
   
  
Venue:
   
Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, Building 210,
   
   
Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
   
  
Register:
   
events at curtin.edu.au <mailto:events at curtin.edu.au>  or 08 9266 2563 by
Thursday 9 September 2010
   
   
RSVP is essential. Limit of 6 tickets per booking.
   
  
Parking is available in Carpark P3. Please enter via the main entrance on
Kent Street and follow the signs.
   
  
If you have any special requirements to enable you to attend this event
please advise when you RSVP. We will contact you to provide assistance.
Please also see http://disability.curtin.edu.au/
<http://disability.curtin.edu.au/>
   
  
 
 
 
 
Dr Andy Thomas was born in Adelaide in 1951.  He graduated from the
University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Engineering with first class
honours in 1973, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1978.He was selected
by NASA in 1992 and embarked on his first flight into space on Endeavour in
May 1996. Dr Thomas then trained at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in
Star City, Russia, in preparation for a long duration flight in 1998.  He
served as Board Engineer 2 on the Russian Space Station Mir for 130 days.
>From August 2001 to November 2003, Dr Thomas served as Deputy Chief of the
Astronaut Office before completing his fourth space flight on STS-114.  He
is currently working for the Exploration Branch of the Astronaut Office.
    

  
 
 
 




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