Meet a NASA Astronaut

Megan McArthurHere’s a free Science Week event in Melbourne to not miss:

At only 38 years of age, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur has already ventured on her first mission into space. Clocking 12 days and 21 hours, travelling 8,489,084 kilometres in 197 Earth orbits, in May this year Megan embarked on the fifth and final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope.

On the mission, Megan was responsible for the delicate operation of the robotic arm to capture the Hubble Space Telescope and then release it again once the repairs were complete.

Join us at RMIT to hear about life as an astronaut and NASA’s plans for the future.

Tuesday 18 August, 6.30pm
Kaleide Theatre – RMIT
360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
FREE (seats limited, call 03 9252 6472 to book a seat)

Also check out www.scienceweek.gov.au for more events.