Get spacey in Knysna with Nasa astronaut
If you have ever been curious about what it is like to be blasted into space and to live and work in a shuttle while orbiting the earth, an upcoming tour by an astronaut is not to be missed.
After a brief visit last year, former Nasa astronaut Dr Don Thomas will be returning to South Africa for the Living Maths Space Tour 2018, and will be appearing at Knysna Primary School on Friday 21 September from 18:00 to 19:30.
During his 20 years at Nasa, including four historic shuttle missions, Dr Thomas logged over 1 040 hours of adventuring in space and completed 692 orbits of the earth.
Steve Sherman, chief imagination officer at Living Maths, says, “After witnessing the excitement and curiosity that Dr Thomas’ last visit sparked about space we wanted to bring him back, to spread that enthusiasm to more parts of the country. This is a unique opportunity to inspire young South Africans about science, technology, engineering and maths, and hopefully ignite lifelong passions in these subjects.”
Dr Thomas’ “Living and Working in Space” presentation takes the audience on his journey to becoming an astronaut and allows them to share the fun and excitement of being in space, focusing on the thrills of the launch, how astronauts eat, sleep, and exercise, the infamous space ablutions, and sharing the beauty and fragility of our planet that he experienced and saw firsthand while orbiting earth.
Get your tickets
Tickets: R60 to R80 through Quicket. More info: www.livingmaths.com –
Former Nasa astronaut Dr Don Thomas.