Saturday 15 May 2021 -
18:30 to 19:30
live online at Cosmos hall in partnership with А1 | general audience | free passes

Retired Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will discuss her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut to its fruition in April 2010. She will touch on the significance of her parents, teachers, and STEM education in fuelling the dream, describe the application process and astronaut training. Finally, Dorothy will recall her flight and mission and the advances in exploration. 

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger is a geologist and former NASA astronaut. In addition to space hours, she also commanded the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 16, an underwater habitat with an international crew of aquanauts and habitat technicians. Together they simulated spacewalks that can be applied to future space research and exploration, and sought to develop techniques for working at an asteroid. As the first Space Camp alumna to become an astronaut, Dorothy regularly speaks about promoting STEAM education around the globe.

In English, interpretation to Bulgarian provided.

The event will be broadcast live online only in front of the audience at Sofia Tech Park.

In partnership with U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.

Due to the epidemic situation, changes in the programme may occur – both in the dates and times of the events and in the mode of delivery (digital or live). Please follow the festival page for the latest information.

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