Out of this world: Your chance to hear stories from Lincolnshire-born astronaut Michael Foale

Ever wondered what it’s like to go into space? Next week, visitors to the University of Lincoln have the opportunity to find out from Lincolnshire-born astronaut, Michael Foale.

The event will be hosted by the University of Lincoln and the International Space School Trust and will take place in the Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus, Lincoln on Thursday, January 17.

From 7.30pm-9.30pm, visitors will be able to hear from the former NASA astronaut about his out-of-this-world experiences as he shares his stories.

Standard tickets cost £18, and £12 for concessions and can be purchased online here.

Dr Michael Foale, CBE, PhD (Former NASA astronaut) was born in Lincolnshire and is the most experienced British-born astronaut in the history of human space travel, having clocked over 373 days in space, flown on six Space Shuttle missions and a Soyuz, and commanded the International Space Station.

He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, during which he saved the Hubble Space Telescope.

Mike was also responsible for saving the Russian Mir Space Station when it was tumbling out of control and he has been inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.