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Join us in Sydney on the 21st September 2017 for An Evening of Astronaut Stories Sydney, a free public event. We invite you to hear our astronauts present on their time in space and ask your burning questions.

In Sydney, we welcome two NASA astronauts, Dr. Sandra Magnus and Colonel Pamela Melroy. Our moderator is Fred Watson.

Dr. Sandra H. “Sandy” Magnus is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

While at NASA, Dr. Magnus worked extensively with the international community, including the
European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), as well as with Brazil on facility-type payloads. She also spent time in Russia developing and integrating operational products and procedures for the International Space Station.

Selected as an astronaut candidate (pilot) by NASA in December 1994, Colonel Pamela Melroy has logged more than 924 hours (more than 38 days) in space. Her missions paved the way firstly for a permanent crew on the International Space Station, then for expansion to six-person crew operations.

During her time as an astronaut, Pam has had numerous roles, including: astronaut support for launch and landing, advanced projects in the Astronaut Office and Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM). She served on the Columbia Reconstruction Team as the lead for the crew module and served as Deputy Project Manager for the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Team. In her final position at NASA, she served as Branch Chief for the Orion branch of the Astronaut Office.

Fred Watson comes from a long line of Freds, but was the first in his family to become a scientist. Known for pioneering the use of fibre optics in astronomy during the 1980s, he has been an astronomer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory since 1995. Fred is best known for his radio and TV broadcasts, talks, and other outreach programs, which earned him the 2006 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science.

An Evening of Astronaut Stories Sydney is sponsored by the University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and IT, The Royal Aeronautical Society Australia Division and supported by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum).













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