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Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

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Join us in Brisbane on the 3rd October 2017 for An Evening of Astronaut Stories, a free public event. We invite you to hear our astronauts present on their time in space and ask your burning questions. Discussion will be moderated by an Australian voice.

In Brisbane, we welcome a former ESA astronaut, and working Swedish physicist; Christer Fuglesang.

Christer Fuglesang was selected to join the Astronaut Corps of the European Space Agency (ESA) in May 1992. He has spent a total of 26 days, 17 hours and 37 minutes in space, including 31 hours and 54 minutes of spacewalks.

Christer’s first spaceflight was from the 9th to the 22nd December 2006, as Mission Specialist on STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). During this mission he conducted three spacewalks, installing new hardware to the Station, rewiring the electrical power system and repairing a solar array.

From the 29th August to the 12th September 2009, Christer flew to space for the second time on STS-128 Discovery. This mission to the ISS saw Christer performing 2 spacewalks: installing an ammonia tank and preparing for the installation of the European-built Node-3 module.

Christer's current assignment is seconded to the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology in the Department of Physics and the Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering teaching particle physics and human spaceflight.

An Evening of Astronaut Stories Brisbane is sponsored by the University of Queensland, The Royal Aeronautical Society Australia Division and the Australian Youth Aerospace Association.














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