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August 15, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm$5
Dr Jeanette Dixon has been extensively involved in science education as a teacher, and consultant. She was awarded the Australian ‘Space Pioneer’ award in 2005 for the promotion of space science in state and national education and in the community. This was the first time it had been awarded outside the space industry.
Dr Dixon was the Founder, organiser, lecturer, and Principal at the residential NSW School of Space Science 2005–2008 which was opened by Dr Andrew Thomas, and featured NASA and Australian experts in the field of space science.
The presentation will cover when astronauts prepare for a mission on the International Space Station, they must seriously train to live and work successfully in the harsh environment of space, especially for tasks outside the space station. Life in space appears to be an easy experience as crew members float around, but astronauts quickly learn that the normal daily rituals of sleeping, eating, drinking, as well as the bathroom tasks of washing, using the toilet, cleaning teeth, and washing hair are much more difficult in space. Weightlessness and exposure to the extreme dangers of space can cause potentially lethal changes to the human body and severe damage to the spacecraft. Space travel is actually treacherous!