Calling all astronaut wannabes out there, this is the talk for you!
We are so excited to have NASA astronaut, Marsha Ivins, join us in the CAASTRO Amphitheatre to talk about her experiences in space. I am sure it is a blast floating around in weightlessness, but what is it like working and living with others in space? Do you need to exercise, what do you eat, how do you control all of that hair? Oh, and what IS the difference between weightlessness and zero gravity?
More about Marsha and her career:
In 2010 Marsha Ivins retired from NASA after a 37 year career as an engineer and astronaut. She has logged over 7000 hours in civilian and NASA aircraft during her career.
Marsha was selected as an astronaut in the class of 1984 as a Mission Specialist. A veteran of five space flights, (STS-32 in 1990, STS-46 in 1992, STS-62 in 1994, STS-81 in 1997, and STS-98 in 2001); she has logged over 1,318 hours in space.
Marsha is in Melbourne to promote the new IMAX movie, Toni Myers‘ A Beautiful Planet 3D and we are looking forward to a sneak peak at the festival. The movie is showing soon and gives an incredibly immersive view of what the space environment is like.
We are so excited that Marsha will be coming along to the festival to tell us about her 55 days in space and to tell us exactly – what it’s like! Marsha will be taking the CAASTRO Amphitheatre stage around 8PM.
Check the Program page for the full schedule.
See the official Scienceworks What’s On page for further details and ticket sales. Tickets are limited, so get in quick!