Astronaut Visit - Don Thomas - Expired

Astronaut Visit

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27/02/2016 27/02/2016

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The award winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience for the whole family.  With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, world unique 3D SIM ride and iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, there really...

CONTACT INFO

marketing@spacecentre.co.uk
0116 261 0261

ADMISSIONS

Parking & Other

Parking Fees
  • per day ( £ 3.00 )

DESCRIPTION

The National Space Centre, thanks to Inspire Space, will be hosting a very special visit from former NASA Astronaut Donald A. Thomas. Dr. Thomas became an astronaut in July 1991.

Thomas has served in the Safety, Operations Development, and Payloads Branches of the Astronaut Office. He was CAPCOM for Shuttle missions STS-47, 52 and 53. From July 1999 to June 2000 he was Director of Operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Moscow, Russia. Selected as a mission specialist astronaut in NASA's 13th group of astronauts in 1990, he is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions, three aboard Columbia and one aboard Discovery. He has spent 44 days in space completing nearly 700 orbits of the Earth and traveling 17.6 million miles in the process.

Today he is the director of the Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at Towson University working to encourage and inspire young students to follow in his footsteps to become our next generation of scientists, engineers, astronauts, and explorers.

EVENT HELD AT

National Space Centre