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And evening with Sweden’s astronaut in Nov 2015

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:45
Come 5 November 2015, the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce will, in collaboration with KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) Alumni host a unique ‘Inspired by space’ event, as Sweden’s first and only astronaut Christer Fuglesang is in Bangkok!

The astronaut will be the guest of honour at the monthly networking event, held at Landmark hotel, where he will also hold a presentation. At 17.00 holds a seminar presentation on the topic of Space Travel and Future Challenges. All members of the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and those who are interested are welcomed to join. The networking follows on the seminar, starting at 18:30 at the price of 300 THB for members and 600 for Non-Members.

Christer Fuglesang is famous for being the first Swede to having travelled to space.

The Swedish astronaut has a leading role in the university’s space activities and is director of KTH Space Center, which started in March 2014. He is an adjunct professor in Space Physics since April 2013, on secondment from the European Space Agency, ESA. He also works part time for the Swedish National Space Board (Rymdstyrelsen).

Being responsible for the Aerospace Engineering Master program, he also teaches the course Human Space Flight. Christer Fuglesang has a degree in engineering physics (in 1981) from the Royal Institute of Technology.

Another of his tasks is to work with the marketing of space science and technology. It plays an important role when it comes to recruiting students to KTH, promoting interest in technology among young people and strengthening KTH's brand.

Fuglesang’s research is related to particles in space: radiation on the International Space Station (ISS).

From 9 to 22 December 2006, Christer Fuglesang flew as Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery for STS-116 to the International Space Station. He became the first Swedish astronaut to fly in space. During his Celsius mission, Christer conducted three spacewalks. His tasks were to attach new hardware to the Station and to reconfigure the Station’s electrical power system.

Christer‘s second spaceflight lasted from 29 August to 12 September 2009. He was Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery for STS-128 to the International Space Station. On this Alissé mission, Christer made two spacewalks, installing an ammonia tank and preparing for the installation of the European-built Node-3 module.
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