Meet some of the most elite astronauts in the world as they impart the wisdom that they have earned from a life of exploration. Such a visit offers a unique window into the drive and ambition behind their extraordinary lives.
Since ISSET’s opening event in 1998 at Cardiff Castle, we have facilitated visits from an abundance of NASA Astronauts including 4 whole Space Shuttle crews. The first visit featured head of Johnson Space Centre George Abbey, Cosmonaut General and Director of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre Yuri Glazkov, and Bonnie Dunbar, engineer and veteran of 5 NASA space missions. We hosted a live web link with cosmonauts orbiting the earth on the Mir Space Station, a technological feat at the time. The guests visited schools and universities, giving presentations to young people and community leaders across the UK.
More recent events include record-breaking International Space Station Commander Michael Foale’s presentation to children from South Wales at Cardiff City Stadium, and Space Shuttle Commander Ken Ham’s visit which encompassed an Astronaut Leadership Experience along with appearances in schools and universities.