Talks and shows

Back to Earth

Join astronaut Nicole Stott as she explains what life in space taught her about our home planet and our mission to protect it

astronaut floating in space
Nicole Stott participates in the first spacewalk of the STS-128 missionCredit: NASA

Astronaut Nicole Stott worked at NASA for over 25 years and logged over 100 days in space aboard the International Space Station.

In this talk she will share stories from her time in orbit and how her career as an astronaut inspired her to effect change back on Earth.

Copies of Nicole's book 'Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet―And Our Mission to Protect It' are available from Amazon and all good book shops.

Event type

This is a livestream event where the speaker and audience come together online. 

About the speaker

Nicole Stott is an astronaut, aquanaut, artist, and mom - and now author of her first book Back to Earth What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It. She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crew mates here on Spaceship Earth.

Nicole is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space as a crew member on both the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. Personal highlights of her time in space were performing a spacewalk (10th woman to do so), flying the robotic arm to capture the first HTV, working with her international crew in support of the multi-disciplinary science onboard the orbiting laboratory, painting a watercolor (now on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum), and of course the life-changing view of our home planet out the window.

Nicole is also a NASA Aquanaut. In preparation for spaceflight, she was a crew member on an 18-day saturation dive mission at the Aquarius undersea laboratory.

Nicole believes that the international model of peaceful and successful cooperation we have experienced in the extreme environments of space and sea holds the key to the same kind of peaceful and successful cooperation for all of humanity here on Earth.

On her post-NASA mission, she is a co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation — uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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