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Space Museum invites American astronaut to a talk next Wednesday

     The Hong Kong Space Museum has invited the NASA astronaut Commander Christopher Cassidy to be the speaker at a special lecture "NASA: Today and Tomorrow" next Wednesday (June 2).
     Christopher Cassidy was the 500th human to enter space. He has participated in the assembly of the International Space Station, and performed three successful extravehicular activities during his shuttle missions.  In the lecture, Commander Cassidy will provide an overview of his STS-127 mission (launched in July 2009), NASA and its future space programmes, and the status and prospects of the International Space Station.

Details of the lecture are as follows:
Date: June 2, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

     The lecture, to be conducted in English, is admission-free with limited seats on a first-come-first-served basis.

Profile of Christopher Cassidy
Date of birth: January 4, 1970
Place of birth: Salem City, Massachusetts, USA
Level of education: Master (Ocean Engineering)
Occupation before being selected as astronaut: Navy lieutenant
Spaceflight mission: STS-127 as mission specialist (assembly of International Space Station)
Number of spacewalks: 3 (18 hours and 5 minutes in total)
The 500th person in space

     For details of the exhibition, visit the Space Museum's website at or call 2721 0226 for enquiries.

Ends/Friday, May 28, 2010



The NASA astronaut Commander Christopher Cassidy will give a talk at the Hong Kong Space Museum next Wednesday (June 2).


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