The Astronaut: Christer Fuglesang

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang, pictured here, will speak in Dublin during science week 2011

Ever wonder what it would be like to be an astronaut? To be the first person from your country to go into space? To conduct a spacewalk outside your spacecraft, while watching planet Earth passing by below?

Christer Fuglesang, from Sweden, pictured on the right, is one of the most experienced astronauts in Europe. He has participated in two space shuttle missions, and five spacewalks, and is the first person outside of the USA or the Russian/Soviet space programmes to participate in more than three spacewalks.

He is in Dublin next week for science week, and he will be talking about his adventures in space in Belvedere College, Dublin 1 on Thursday of next week, the 17th November from 6:30 to 7:30.

LISTEN: Interview with Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang

For more details on this talk, or on science week, visit