Astronaut Hans Schlegal Public Talk at RiAus in Adelaide

ESA Astronaut Hans Schlegal Public Talk at RiAus in Adelaide

Thursday 30 September 
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide

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European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel is in Adelaide to take part in National Space Camp Woomera (NSCW) 2010. His only public appearance will be a FREE Public Talk at the RiAus. Join Hans as he shares his experiences of being an astronaut, including training as an engineer on the Russian Space Station MIR, working on Space Shuttle Columbia as a Payload Specialist on the German Spacelab D-2, and taking a seven-hour spacewalk during the 2006 mission to deliver the ESA Columbus Laboratory to the International Space Station.

A man of many talents,  Hans has served as a paratrooper with the Federal Armed Forces (Germany), worked as an experimental solid state physicist, is a certified researcher diver and holds a private pilot's license, including aerobatics. Hans' earthly interests include skiing, scuba diving, flying, and being a handyman.

This event is held in association with the Centre for Australian Space Education, Adelaide Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) , Astronomical Society of SA Inc, Engineers Australia, and NOVA Systems.