Monday, October 1
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community HouseSold Out
Join retired astronaut Richard Hieb and hear the incredible stories of his three spaceflight missions. Learn about the technical details of each mission and the unique aspects of living and working in space. In this environment, there is no up or down… things never stay where you leave them… and the sun rises and sets 16 times every day.
Accompanied by fascinating video clips that demonstrate the humorous circumstances in this strange environment, Rick will also speak about his favorite subject: the future. As the presence of humans in space becomes more and more prevalent, so do the themes of international competition and government/commercial missions.
Speaker: Richard Hieb was selected as a NASA astronaut in June 1985 and flew on STS-39 in 1991, STS-49 in 1992 and STS-65 in 1994. He has logged more than 750 hours in space, including more than 17 hours of extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk).
In 1995 Rick left NASA to enter private industry, where he spent 20 years as an aerospace executive, managing a wide array of activities, involved in nearly every aspect of space flight and several other highly technical endeavors, with a workforce distributed from Alaska to Antarctica. He is currently a Scholar in Residence instructor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, recognizing the importance of this opportunity to help develop the next generation of engineering talent.
He is an accomplished motivator and entertainer, having discussed space-related topics more than 1,000 times at venues around the world, on nearly every continent.
*All ticket purchases subject to service fees.