January 11, 2019 10.25 am This story is over 32 months old

Lincolnshire astronaut holding talk in the city

The first Briton to do a space walk

An inspirational Lincolnshire-born astronaut will be holding a talk in the city next week and it’s set to be out of this world.

Michael Foale CBE is the most experienced astronaut in Britain, having clocked over 373 days in space.

His long list of achievements include being the first Briton to perform a space walk, saving the Hubble Space Telescope and the Russian Mir Space Station.

Now the University of Lincoln will host the astronaut in the Sir Isaac Newton Building on Thursday, January 17.

Michael Foale was made a CBE in 2005 for services to space exploration. Photo: NASA

Lincolnshire-born astronaut Michael Foale prepares to don a Mark III advanced space suit technology demonstrator as he participates in a test at Johnson Space Center in 2006. Photo: NASA

It’s your chance to listen to Michael’s wealth of experiences and ask him questions. Doors open at 7pm for the talk with the talk ending at 9:30pm

Tickets are being sold on the pint of science website for £18 for adults and £12 for concessions.

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