International Astronaut Panel

Date/Time
Date(s) - June 17, 2015
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The International Astronaut panel is a longstanding highlight of the SSP sessions.  ISU participants and the public will have the opportunity to interact with this outstanding group of spaceflight veterans who represent over 40 years of international spaceflight experience on most every vehicle that has taken humans into space.

Their experiences vary from 3-day sorties to the surface of the moon to year-long expeditions aboard space stations.

Jack Schmitt was the Lunar Module pilot of 1972’s Apollo 17 mission, and was the only scientist to walk on the moon.

Sergei Krikalev holds the record for the most days in space by a human – 803 days, including 8 EVAs – accumulated during his 5 missions aboard Soyuz, Mir, the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station in a flight career spanning from 1988 to 2005.

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli is  flew on Space Shuttle Mission STS-120 in 2007, and flew on Soyuz to the International Space Station to serve as flight engineer for Expedition 26/27 during 2010-11.

Canadian Astronaut Bob Thirsk flew aboard Space Shuttle for Spacelab mission STS-78 in 1996, and flew to the ISS aboard Soyuz as flight engineer for Expedition 20/21 in 2009.

Location
Baker Center Ballroom

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