WHAT: On Tuesday, June 23, less than a month from his Space Shuttle Atlantis landing, the Museum of Science and Industry will welcome Chicago native and NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld back to Chicago to present details of his mission to Museum guests.
A native of Highland Park, Ill., Dr. Grunsfeld is now the veteran of five space flights, and has logged almost 60 days in space. He will lead a fascinating presentation about his recent mission from 1:15 -2 p.m. on June 23.
Dr. Grunsfeld will discuss and showcase his recent 13-day trip to the International Space Station for the final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. The mission included five grueling space walks to repair and upgrade the telescope, which extended the observatory’s capabilities into the next decade.
Following the formal presentation, guests will be able to ask questions and also have the opportunity to meet Dr. Grunsfeld and get his autograph.
Reserved tickets for this event are required. Tickets to the lecture are included in general admission, which is $13 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for children 3-11.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23. Public presentation from 1:15-2 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry.
WHERE: Museum of Science and Industry auditorium - 57th and Lake Shore Drive
SEATS: Space is limited. Those interested in attending must have a reservation. To reserve a ticket to presentation, which is INCLUDED in general admission to the Museum, call (773) 684-1414.
Official Website: http://www.msichicago.org
Added by MSI Chicago on June 5, 2009