Lecture and autograph session with Kevin Ford

The American astronaut, Kevin Ford, spent a total of 157 days, 13 hours, and 9 minutes in space. There are a few reports: In July 2000, Kevin Ford was selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate and began training one month later. After successful completion, he was assigned to the mission control center in 2002 as a Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) and then as a NASA connection man at the Juri-Gagarin cosmonaut training center near Moscow. On 29 August 2009, Kevin Ford, a pilot of the STS-128 mission on board the space shuttle Discovery, launched a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. With the logistics module "Leonardo" on board, the ISS was supplied with several tons of replenishment. The landing of his first mission took place after 13 days, 20 hours and 54 minutes. On 23 October 2012, he launched the ISS on board the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft. Ford was an ISS flight engineer from Expedition 33 and from 19 December 2012 commander of Expedition 34. On 16 March 2013 he landed in the steppe of Kazakhstan after 143 days, 16 hours and 15 minutes.

On Saturday, 27 May 2017, the US astronaut Kevin Ford will visit the Speyer Museum and hold a speech from 2.30 pm (language: English). In his presentation, the US American reports on his missions and then answers the questions of the visitors. Afterwards, Kevin Ford will give autograms in the space room from about 3.30 pm and will also be available for photos with the visitors. The lecture and the autogram hour are given in the regular entry price. Seating in FORUM cinema is limited (no seat guarantee).

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