Spaceman: Mike Massimino

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 24 October

The Theatre

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  • mike massimino the astronaut

    In his 18-year career as a Nasa astronaut, Mike Massimino repaired the Hubble Space Telescope twice.

    Credit: Nasa via Wikimedia
  • On each of his two missions, Mike Massimino performed two spacewalks.

    Credit: Nasa via Wikimedia


Standard £14


Concession £10


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Event description

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket? Or to look back on the earth from outer space? Or to repair the Hubble Space Telescope? Join chair Helen Keen for an evening with astronaut Mike Massimino as he looks back on his remarkable 18-year career as a NASA astronaut.

About the speaker

Mike Massimino spent 18 years as a Nasa astronaut and flew on two shuttle missions. On both occasions he performed spacewalks outside the shuttle to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Since returning to Earth and retiring from Nasa, he now works as a professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University in New York.


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