Concordia alumnus Dr. James Kass will recount episodes of his adventurous career in the domain of human spaceflight. He will share what inspired him, how the university helped him take the first steps in those pioneering days when Jules Verne's fiction became a reality, and how he to fulfilled his dream to work in this exciting domain.
Dr. Kass will take you into the first Spacelab missions with the Space Shuttle, and a mission with the Soyuz and MIR space station, for which he trained astronauts and cosmonauts to perform scientific experiments, as well as the work with the earlier Skylab astronauts.
The narrative also covers challenging long-duration isolation missions, parabolic flight campaigns, and sensory perception experiments underwater.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and reception, where the public will have the opportunity to connect with Dr. Kass.
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