First female astronaut celebrated with space weekend at the Technical Museum

By on September 22, 2019
On September 28-29, it is Megah weekend Space at the Technical Museum!

On September 25 Jessica Meirmot takes off with the space station ISS as Sweden’s second astronaut and first woman in space. The Technical Museum celebrates with Megah weekend September 28-29 loaded with space activities for all ages. On site are astronaut Christer Fuglesang, NASA’s rocket designer Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne, and space-loving robot Charli.

This space weekend I promise to be something really extra. With our first woman in space, the mood is already on top. On site we have, among other things, one of NASA’s sharpest rocket designers and space scientists and our first astronaut, along with a lot of fun activities for everyone aiming for upcoming space trips, says Linda Sandberg, Program Manager, the Technical Museum.

The program for the weekend includes Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne, who is invited in collaboration with the American Embassy in Stockholm. Camille is a rocket designer and scientist – and one of the few women who has taken a leading executive position at NASA. She is one of the world’s most well-known space engineers.

On Sunday, Christer Fuglesang talks about life at the space station where Jessica will live and work for six months. And the Technical Museum’s robot Charlie tells about moon landings and space travel in a fairytale time.

In the archive, the museum has taken objects related to space travel from the collections. Here is a moonstone, a space camera, the Swedish lunar tool ASAN and recordings from the first lunar landing 50 years ago.

The Swedish Space Society offers workshops and labs where visitors can build their own marsh colonies, and learn more about growing food in space. On site there are, among others, Björn Oliviusson who grows bananas, coffee and other edible utility plants in a closed system of pirayas and bacteria. The biologist and space scientist NatuschkaLee shows how humans and other organisms cope in space.

Don’t miss the Space Weekend at the Technical Museum that starts Saturday 28 September 2019!

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