NASA Astronaut Dr. Donald Pettit will be speaking at the Scripps Seaside Forum on Wednesday, April 2. Topics will include his life as an astronaut, various experiments performed in space, and his expedition to Antarctica with Scripps researchers.
Dr. Pettit obtained his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1983. He was selected by NASA in 1996, after working as a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 12 years. His first space expedition began in 2002. Dr. Pettit has been on three spaceflights, and has spent a total of 370 days in space, including over 13 EVA (spacewalk) hours. He has lived aboard the International Space Station on two separate occasions for 5 ½ and 6 ½ months, respectively. Dr. Pettit and other space station crew members performed a number of unique scientific experiments while on the space station, much of which can be seen in his “Science off the Sphere” video series.
This event is free, but tickets are required. Please register and bring your tickets with you to the event. Due to limited capacity, registration will be capped at 300 attendees. You may register for up to two tickets.
Please join us at the Scripps Seaside Forum for this event!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Pizza will be served at 11:30am
Scripps Seaside Forum Auditorium
8610 Kennel Way
Reservations/tickets are required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/donald-pettit-lecture-tickets-10321787745