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Astronaut and space travel record breaker coming to Oxford

Wednesday 30th August 2017

Coming to Oxford this November, Science Oxford will be beaming in Scott Kelly, retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station (ISS), who is the US record holder for the most consecutive days spent in space. A veteran of four space flights, he has experienced things very few people have.

Scott took part in ‘The One-Year Mission’ – a year-long scientific research project to study the health effects of long term space flight on the human body. For every experiment he took part in aboard the ISS, Scott’s identical twin Mark (also an astronaut) completed the same study here on Earth; vital research towards understanding the physiological and psychological trials we need to overcome on any future missions to Mars and beyond.

We’re delighted to be welcoming Scott to Oxford, where he’ll be talking to broadcaster (and space fanatic) Dallas Campbell about his new book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery – a personal account of the wonders and trials of space travel, the challenges of long term space flight and the potential for mankind to set foot on Mars.

Our audience will hear first-hand about Scott’s remarkable 365-day voyage, the effects of being isolated from everyone he loved and living with the constant threat of colliding with galactic junk.

Event manager Luiza Patroski said: “We hope it will be an evening to inspire and wow anyone interested in space exploration. Scott is a great speaker and a pretty amazing human being – we can’t wait to see him to Oxford.”

An Audience With Astronaut Scott Kelly takes place on Friday 24th November at Said Business School, Oxford from 19.00 – 20.30.

Tickets are selling quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.

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