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Space Cowboy Christer Fuglesang joins Evertiq Expo

"Of course, it's fun to be the first."
Christer Fuglesang is THE Swedish ESA-astronaut. First travelling aboard NASA’s STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on December 10, 2006, he was also the first Swedish citizen in space. Fuglesang, who holds a doctorate degree in experimental particle physics, spent several years in Russia, supporting ESA's participation in the Russian Mir space station program. "That was quite an experience," he told David Hitt/NASA Educational Technology Services. "When I applied to become an astronaut for ESA, there was just the thought that, 'Yeah, you go to NASA eventually.' There was not a word about Russia. And then, I got selected; and one of the first things they said was, 'Hey, be prepared to go to Russia in a year.' I was not so popular in my family at that time.” Despite the less than stellar reputation within his family at the time, his stay in Russia turned out to be a really valuable experience, he acknowledges. In 1996, he did come to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to go through astronaut training with a brief stint back in Russia (in 1998) to become one of the few non-Russians who are certified to command a Soyuz spacecraft during landing. Fast forward to 2019, and Christer Fuglesang will be at the Evertiq Expo Linköping on May 08. Listen to a fascinating presentation about space exploration; have the opportunity to ask questions around this particular subject. In this day and age, you cannot find a more direct source on the subject of space walks, space technology and how to survive in zero-gravity than Christer Fuglesang. Follow this link to sign up for a visitor badge. Don’t forget to also visit the exhibition accompanying the stage program for several other exciting technology companies working in the aerospace and space industry.
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