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Former NASA astronaut to give public lecture at Estonian Aviation Academy

BC, Tallinn, 03.10.2018.Print version
Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, a former NASA astronaut, is to give a public lecture in the great hall of the Estonian Aviation Academy on October 8, 2018, informs LETA/BNS.


In her lecture, Stefanyshyn-Piper will discuss several NASA missions and her experiences involving those missions.

Stefanyshyn-Piper's first mission was the STS-115 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2006, which lasted for 12 days and made her only the 8th woman to perform a spacewalk out of 180 total spacewalkers. Her second mission was as a mission specialist on the STS-126 mission aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and it lasted 16 days.

She has spent a total of over 27 days in outer space, where she repaired the International Space Station. Stefanyshyn-Piper is an American Naval officer and among other things also a qualified and experienced salvage officer.

The public lecture is open to all people interested.


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