LINCOLN WELCOMES LOCAL HERO BACK HOME FROM OUTER SPACE

Lincolnshire-born former NASA astronaut, Michael Foale CBE, returns home to share his extraordinary tales from outer space.

An article on the event along with comments by Dr Phil Sutton, an astrophysicist at the University of Lincoln, is available on The Echo website. Below is further details about the event:

Pint of Science, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and the International Space School Trust, are proud to launch the upcoming, “An evening with astronaut Michael Foale”. This unmissable event marks the homecoming of Lincolnshire-born astronaut, Michael Foale, so he can share tales and personal videos from his time in space. Join us in welcoming him home at the Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln, on Thursday, 17th January, to hear our local hero tell exciting tales from his time in outer space, including a nail-biting account of what happened when the Russian Mir space station he was aboard collided with an unmanned supply vessel.

As the most experienced British-born astronaut, Michael accrued 373 days in space – flying on six space shuttle missions, a Soyuz, and commanding the International Space Station. In 1995, he became the first Briton to perform a spacewalk – saving the Hubble telescope in the process. So astounding was Michael’s time as an astronaut, he was inducted into the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame Class of 2017 at the Kennedy Space Center. Now that he’s been brought back to Earth, Michael returns home to regale the local crowds with remarkable tales from his space shuttle missions, life at the International Space Station, and what it’s like to actually walk in space. Don’t miss out on this dazzling opportunity to find out what life is really like when you’re out of this world.

This event is suitable for all ages, though we recommend ages 7+. The venue is fully accessible and has step-free access. There will be an interval during the event where drinks will be available.

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Tickets for “An evening with astronaut Michael Foale” are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.pintofscience.co.uk.

Ticket prices: Adults £18, Concession £12 [children, students (with valid student ID), 60+, & those with a registered disability].

Date: Thursday, 17th January

Time: Doors open at 7:00PM, show starts at 7:30PM.

Venue: Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre, Isaac Newton Building, Brayford campus, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

About Pint of Science

Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers which aims to make science accessible to the public. The main event is an annual festival which takes place simultaneously in pubs across the world over 3 days in May (20-22nd May, 2019). Whilst every science evening during the festival is unique, each includes at least two experts presenting their research. It is co-ordinated by a small central Pint of Science team who work alongside volunteers predominantly based in local universities. A full line-up and tickets will be released for the main event on 9th April, 2019. More information is available at www.pintofscience.co.uk.

About International Space School Trust

International Space School Trust (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. More information is available at www.isset.org.

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