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An evening with astronaut Michael Foale - Oxford

Please note this venue is fully accessible.
Concessions available for: children, students (with ID), over 60s & registered disabled.
Past event - 2019
05 Nov Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Rd,
Oxford OX1 3PW
In this special event you'll hear from former NASA astronaut Michael Foale, veteran of six space missions and survivor of the worst crash in spaceflight history. Mike was born and raised in the UK but went on to join NASA to become one of the most experienced astronauts. Come and hear his stories!

Concessions available for all students (with ID), children, over 60s, and those registered disabled; carers go free (please email to let us know).

What's it like being an astronaut?

Michael Foale is the most experienced British-born astronaut in the history of human space travel, having clocked over 374 days in space, flown on six Space Shuttle missions and a Soyuz, and commanded the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, during which he saved the Hubble Space Telescope. Mike was also responsible for saving the Russian Mir Space Station when it was hit by a supply craft, lost power and tumbled out of control. He was recently inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. Come and listen to him talk about these experiences and share his stories and videos with you at this event.

In partnership with ISSET

This event is being held with thanks to ISSET. 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. Visit isset.org for more information.