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International Space Station: Off the Earth, For the Earth

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Exploration of Space accelerates innovation on Earth. The meaning and definition of living and working in space has enthralled millions around the world. The fact that it has happened in our life-time is even unfathomable. The more we know about the universe, the more we know learn about ourselves. Every NASA mission in space embodies the spirit of new discoveries. It is always fascinating when Astronauts dare to live their daily lives in the vacuum of space while learning about the unknown, for the benefit of entire mankind.

The lecture will provide a brief overview of previous space stations, what it means to live and work in zero gravity for extended periods. Topics of interest include Astronaut health and hygiene requirements, housing and sleeping quarters, communication from space to earth, the need for rigorous exercises to maintain good health and working on myriad of experiments, repairs, maintenance of infrastructure, as well as having some fun and relaxation aboard this remote, one-of-a-kind Earth Observation and Diagnostics station.

British astronaut, Tim Peake is due to go to the International Space Station on December 15, 2015 and spend six months there carrying out scientific experiments. He will be the first British ESA astronaut to visit the Space Station. During Expedition 44, Timothy Peake served as a backup astronaut for Soyuz TMA -17M spaceflight. Peake will be part of International Space Station (ISS) expeditions 46 and 47. He will launch on board Soyuz TMA -19M.

Dr Ravi Margashayam was the manager of the International Space Shuttle launches and is now a VIP tour guide and international speaker for NASA . He has responsibilities for safety and was involved with the noise and acoustics of the launch vehicle

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