Its Science week next week and this just came across my desk courtesy of ESAI- obviously most of you will be at the Earth Observation Symposium next week in Wexford – but if sadly you can’t make it – this may fit the bill:
Speaker: Christer Fuglesang
Topic: EXPOSURE experiments on ISS
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, South Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
Date: Thursday 17th November 2011
Dr. Christer Fuglesang is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut who became the first Swede in space when he launched aboard the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on 10th December 2006. Fuglesang was a Fellow at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and did research in particle physics in Stockholm before being selected to join the European Astronaut Corps in1992. He has participated in two Space Shuttle missions and five spacewalks, and is the first person outside of the United States or Russian space programs to participate in more than three spacewalks.
Since May 2010, Fuglesang heads up the Science and Application Division within the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operation at ESTEC in Noordwijk in the Netherlands.
During Science Week 2011, The Chemistry of Life, Fuglesang will present ESA’s EXPOSURE experiments on the International Space Station which shows that simple life forms can survive long time in open space. He will also discuss ESA biological experiments on cellular levels on ISS.