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Former NASA Space Shuttle pilot, Tony Antonelli, will leave audiences star struck with tales from out of this world at the University of Portsmouth this week (22 February).

The talk is part of a national tour, organised by Pint of Science and the International Space School Trust (ISSET). 

Former Commander of the U.S. Navy, Tony Antonelli graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School with flying colours and went on to accumulate over 3,200 hours flying 41 different kinds of aircraft. Tony’s vast experience and expertise merited his selection as a NASA pilot - flying the Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station in March 2009 and the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-132 mission in May 2010. During these NASA missions, Tony accumulated 24 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes in space and was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal.

Now that he has landed back on Earth, Tony is regaling audiences with remarkable tales of space missions and what it feels like to pilot a Space Shuttle.

Staff from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation will give an introduction to the ground-breaking astronomy and cosmology research that is being carried out at the University.

The event takes place in the University’s Richmond Building. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. The venue is fully accessible and has step-free access.

Ticket prices: Adults £18, Concession £12 [children, students (with valid student ID), 60+, & those with a registered disability]. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pintofscience.co.uk.

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