When Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, orbited around the globe in April 1961, he became humanity’s first space explorer. Since then, more than 550 people have travelled into the deep black abyss. What does it take for someone to willingly propel themselves beyond Earth’s atmosphere? How does it feel to be in space and can it change a life forever?
Join Australia’s first astronaut Andy Thomas as he shares his fascinating journey into the great unknown.
This event includes entry into Queensland Museum’s new exhibition NASA – A Human Adventure.
LET’S TALK: Space Travel is presented with support from Program Partner Inspiring Australia.
Anthony Murfett is Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency, reporting to Dr Megan Clark AC. He is responsible for the organisation's performance and oversees strategy, policy and operations. Prior...View Profile
Andrew Thomas is an Australian-born NASA astronaut and the first Australian to fly in space. He has flown four space shuttle missions, including two flights to assist in the assembly...View Profile
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