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Astronaut Visits

ISSET has hosted many Astronaut visits, listed below are just a few examples.

STS-133STS-133

In July 2011, ISSET brought the crew of STS-133 to the UK where they visited numerous places, including the UWE in Bristol.

STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Steve Bowen, Michael Barratt and Nicole Stott delivered a new module and an external stowage platform to the International Space Station as well as equipment and supplies.


STS-132STS-132

In June 2010, ISSET brought the crew of STS-132 to the UK, during which the astronaut crew made visits throughout the country to promote education, particularly in science, mathematics and engineering.

The STS-132 delivered the Mini Research Module-1 that will provide a new docking port and will carry a radiator, airlock and the European robotic arm.


STS-119STS-119

In July 2009, the crew of STS-119, visited the UK, to speak to children about science, education and their passion for space, and to promote the goal of human space flight to the UK.

STS-119 was the 28th shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Discovery also carried the S6 truss segment to the orbital outpost.


STS-124STS-124

In September 2008, astronauts from the STS-124 Space Shuttle mission visited the UK to speak to school children and inspire them to pursue their dreams and careers in science, technology and space.

The astronauts also promoted human space flight to government, public institutions and the media, to ensure that the future of this cutting edge of human endeavour is supported and accessible to all.


STS-118STS-118

In November 2007, STS-118 astronauts Scott Kelly, Dafydd Williams, Alvin Drew, and Barbara Morgan visited the UK, to speak to school children and inspire them to pursue their dreams and careers in science, technology and space.

The astronauts also promoted human space flight to government, public institutions and the media, to ensure that the future of this cutting edge of human endeavour is supported and accessible to all.