Former NASA astronaut landing in Lincoln next week

This story is over

A former NASA astronaut is heading to Lincoln next week as part of the ‘Astronaut Tour’ to regale audiences with his remarkable tales of his experiences, including what it’s like to walk in space.

Pint of Science and the International Space School Trust are launching the tour, which will see former Commander of the International Space Station Steve Swanson arrive in Lincoln on December 5.

‘An evening with astronaut Steve Swanson’ will take place at the Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre at the Isaac Newton Building on Brayford Campus in Lincoln.

Tickets are on sale priced at £22 or £15 for concessions (students with valid ID, children under 16, 60 years and over and those registered disabled, carers go free) – click here to buy tickets.

The event is due to run from 7.30pm-9.30pm, with doors opening at 7pm. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available at the event.

During his career at NASA Steve accumulated 195 days, 20 hours and 47 minutes in space.

Steve worked as a software engineer for a telephone company before becoming Commander of the International Space Station. During his career at NASA he accumulated 195 days, 20 hours and 47 minutes in space. He was also awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal.

The tour will also take Steve to Hull (December 4) and Leicester (December 6).

Spotted an error? Please notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.