Public Lecture ‘Beyond the Horizon’ with Australian NASA Astronaut – Tue 14 Sep

You are invited to a free public lecture: Beyond the Horizon Presented by Australian NASA astronaut, Dr Andy Thomas

Join Australian astronaut Dr Andy Thomas, a man who has spent more than 177 days in space, for his only Perth public lecture. Dr Thomas will share the experiences of his fascinating career including how NASA recruited and trained him, his space flight journeys and the future of human flight into space. The talk will also feature a live link to the International Space Station (orbit and weather permitting) during which nine WA high school students will ask questions directly to the astronauts.


Tuesday 14 September 2010


6.00pm ­ 7.30pm


Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, Building 210,

Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Register: or 08 9266 2563 by Thursday 9 September 2010

RSVP is essential. Limit of 6 tickets per booking.

Parking is available in Carpark P3. Please enter via the main entrance on Kent Street and follow the signs.

If you have any special requirements to enable you to attend this event please advise when you RSVP. We will contact you to provide assistance. Please also see

Dr Andy Thomas was born in Adelaide in 1951. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours in 1973, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1978.He was selected by NASA in 1992 and embarked on his first flight into space on Endeavour in May 1996. Dr Thomas then trained at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia, in preparation for a long duration flight in 1998. He served as Board Engineer 2 on the Russian Space Station Mir for 130 days. >From August 2001 to November 2003, Dr Thomas served as Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office before completing his fourth space flight on STS-114. He is currently working for the Exploration Branch of the Astronaut Office.

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