As­tro­naut’s visit was truly out of this world NASA’s James F Reilly talked to school chil­dren about life in space

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AN AS­TRO­NAUT urged peo­ple in Manch­ester to get out and ex­pe­ri­ence the so­lar eclipse.

Dr James F Reilly has flown three space shut­tle mis­sions with NASA, log­ging over 800 space hours and five space­walks.

Even af­ter see­ing some of the most in­cred­i­ble sights this galaxy has to of­fer, he highly re­com- mended that read­ers grabbed a glimpse of the par­tial eclipse. Speak­ing at the Traf­ford Cen­tre he said: “It’s al­most eerie, the light is re­duced to what you nor­mally see and it all goes quiet if you are around in­sects and birds. Be­cause the light drops in in­ten­sity you’ll no­tice that, and so do all living things.”

Dr Reilly was at the Thomas Cook store af­ter staff won a con­test to meet an as­tro­naut, run by At­trac­tion World.

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