Dr Andy Thomas to help launch next-gen astronauts

Adelaide-born and retired NASA astronaut Dr Andy Thomas will inspire the next-generation of Australian astronauts and scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) this Friday.      

Media are invited to attend Dr Thomas’ Space Academy where he will recount his own experiences in space, and what it takes to work for NASA to 500 people.

The one-hour session will also inspire kids who dream of making the next giant leap in space exploration.

Dr Thomas will also be available for interview immediately at the conclusion of the Space Academy.

Dr Thomas’ participation in the Space Academy program is made possible due to the support and cooperation of the Embassy of the United States of America in Canberra.

To register for this media event call James Giggacher +61 436 803 488 or email media@anu.edu.au


WHAT: Dr Andy Thomas’s Space academy

WHEN: Friday 19 July, 1-2pm for the Space Academy, followed by doorstop and photo opportunity

WHERE: Manning Clark Hall, Kambri, The Australian National University 


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