The Consulates General of European Countries in Houston invite you to a European Science Café with Luca Parmitano, an Italian pilot and astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps of the European Space Agency (ESA), on Thursday October 8, 2015 at 7pm.
Where: The Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose Bld - Houston, TX 77006
When: Thursday October 8, 2015 at 7pm
Drinks orders: 6.30 -7 pm, before the presentation
Presentation and discussions in English
Free and open to the public
Presentation : "ISS : science, technology, exploration"
Join us for a friendly evening with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, who will take you on a voyage on board the International Space Station.
From launch to landing, through six months of Science, Maintenance, Extra Vehicular Activities and every day life, astronauts continuously inhabit the only human outpost in Low Earth Orbit.
The unique environment allows them to perform experiments and test technology that would otherwise be impossible.
Luca Parmitano is an Italian pilot and astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps of the European Space Agency (ESA). He was selected in May 2009. Astronauts work on missions while in orbit on the International Space Station. Parmitano is a Lieutenant Colonel and an Experimental Test Pilot for the Italian Air Force. He is the youngest astronaut to undertake a long-duration mission, at 36 years and eight months old on the launch day of his mission.
The European Science Café is presented by the European foreign missions in Houston. This free periodic event aims to bring science to the public at large by featuring a renowned European scientist. We hope to develop and stimulate an enthusiastic network between the European scientific community and Houstonians.