[ASC-list] An evening with ESA astronaut Hans Schlegel, Adelaide 30 Sept
LBailey at riaus.org.au
Mon Sep 20 00:12:14 UTC 2010
An RiAus special event...
An evening with ESA astronaut Hans Schlegel
Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Elder Hall, North Terrace, ADELAIDE
Free, Book now at http://hansschlegel.eventbrite.com/
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel is in Adelaide to take part in National Space Camp Woomera (NSCW) 2010. Join Hans for his only public appearance in Adelaide as he shares his experiences of being an astronaut, including training as an engineer on the Russian Space Station MIR, working on Space Shuttle Columbia as a Payload Specialist on the German Spacelab D-2, and taking a seven-hour spacewalk during the 2006 mission to deliver the ESA Columbus Laboratory to the International Space Station.
A man of many talents, Hans has served as a paratrooper with the Federal Armed Forces (Germany), worked as an experimental solid state physicist, is a certified research diver, and holds a private pilot's license, including in aerobatics.
Hans' earthly interests include skiing, scuba diving, flying and being a handyman.
In association with the Centre for Australian Space Education, Adelaide Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) , Astronomical Society of SA Inc, Engineers Australia, and NOVA Systems.
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