From the Space Station to Norwich: NASA astronaut to visit UEA

Russian experts help astronaut Michael Foale to stand up after inspecting his space suit just befor

Russian experts help astronaut Michael Foale to stand up after inspecting his space suit just before the launch of the Soyuz TMA-3 spaceship at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakstan, (Photo: AP Photo/Mikhial Metzel) - Credit: AP

He has commanded the International Space Station, rescued an out-of-control Russian space craft and flown six shuttle missions.

The UEA. Photo: Bill Smith

The UEA. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2011

And now, British-born astronaut Michael Foale is to share his experiences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) later this month.

The 60-year-old has spent 373 days in space and in 1995 he became the first Brit to perform a space walk.

He will be visiting Norwich on January 24 for a Q&A session organised by the Pint of Science group, in collaboration with the UEA Science Communication Society and the International Space School Educational Trust.

The event will feature footage of Mr Foale's journey into space and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.


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Tickets cost £15 for adults and £9 for students.

Visit: www.pintofscience.co.uk/event/an-evening-with-an-astronaut-norwich for more information and tickets.

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