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The History of Human Space Flight: A Journey from the First Manned Mission to Space to the International Space Station
As part of World Space Week, American University ofSharjah invites you to a special lecture by American former astronaut MarshaSue Ivins entitled "The History of Human Space Flight: A Journey from theFirst Manned Mission to Space to the International Space Station."
As one of the most traveled astronauts in history,Ivins has flown five space shuttle missions. Growing up in the 1950s, she knewthat she wanted to become an astronaut but knew that the standard path ofbecoming a combat/test pilot first was closed to her. Instead, she studiedengineering and joined NASA's Astronaut Class of 1984. After retiring from NASAin 2010, Ivins has given lectures all over the world and advised on the film Interstellar.
The lecture will be attended by AUS community membersand guests, including AUS alumnus Eng. Amer Al Sayegh, KhalifaSat ProjectManager at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), and Eng.Mohammed AlHarmi, Director of Space Operations Department at MBRSC.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hearfirst-hand what it takes to become an astronaut and what it's like going tospace!
The lecture is part of the University Roadshow, a youth program in collaboration with the UAESpace Agency as part of the Next Gen Space initiative of the Global SpaceCongress, aimed to inspire young generations to join the space sector.