International Astronaut Panel

Due to high demand, the International Space University will release extra tickets for this event today (June 22) at 18:00 GMT!

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The International Astronaut panel is an annual highlight of each ISU session. Taking place this year at the CIT Nexus, ISU participants and the public will have the opportunity to interact with this outstanding group of astronauts who represent over 30 years of international spaceflight experience ranging from the Spacelab, to the Hubble Space
Telescope and the International Space Station.

Dan Tani is a veteran of two spaceflights. His first flight into space was aboard space shuttle Endeavour on a 11-day mission to the International Space Station in 2001. Tani launched aboard Discovery on a long-duration mission to the orbiting laboratory on shuttle mission STS-120 for a long-duration stay aboard the station as part of Expedition 16. Tani left NASA in 2012 for Orbital ATK having logged 131 days in space with six spacewalks under his belt. Last year Dan joined the American School in Japan where he teaches science, engineering and design. Tani is also the patron of Blackrock Castle Observatory.

Nicole Stott is a retired NASA Astronaut and is pursuing her next adventure as a full time artist. Inspired by her two spaceflights, she is using her artwork to share the awesome beauty she experienced through the windows of the Space Shuttle and Space Station and the visor of her spacesuit, and to promote the amazing things we’re doing every day in space that benefit us all right here on Earth. Stott actively supports STEAM/STEM educational organizations.

Robert Thirsk is a retired Canadian Space Agency astronaut and first flew into space aboard shuttle Atlantis to the Russian Mir space station in 1995. He followed this with a long- duration mission to the International Space Station as part of Expedition 20/21 in 2009. With 204 days of spaceflight experience, Thirsk holds the Canadian records for the longest space flight and the most time spent in space. Thirsk became Chancellor of the University of Calgary on July 1, 2014.

Yi So-yeon is a South Korean scientist and Ph.D. graduate of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). On April 8, 2008, she became the first Korean and the second Asian woman to fly in space following a 10-day trip to carry out science and research aboard the International Space Station.

Event Information

  • Dates: Tuesday 4th July, 2017
  • Time 8:00pm
  • Venue: Nexus Hall, CIT


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