Plenary 6:

Fifty Years of Spacewalking – The Ultimate Human Space Adventure

Thursday 15, 
Location: Ussishkin Auditorium

Since the first Spacewalk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, people have left the confines of a spacecraft to walk in space more than 700 times. This ultimate human space experience of turning a human into a spaceship has required numerous technical achievements to overcome the dangers. Spacewalkers have worked for thousands of hours to build spaceships and save missions. Beyond achieving mission objectives, they have had a profound societal impact; millions of images of people in spacesuits can be found in every walk of life today. The spacewalkers will discuss their personal reactions to this adventure, as well as the future role of spacewalking in human exploration.

 
 

Moderator:

 

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Soichi Noguchi

Japanese Spacewalker

President

Association of Space Explorers (ASE)

 
 
 

Panelists:

 
Buzz
Buzz Aldrin
Apollo 11 Moonwalker
USA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christer Fuglesang

Christer Fuglesang

Most European Spacewalking

Sweden

 
 
 
 
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Alexei Leonov

First Spacewalker

Russia

 
 
 
 
Michael Lopez-Alegria
Michael Lopez-Alegria
Most US Spacewalking
USA
 
 
 
 

Sunita Williams

Sunita Williams

Most Female Spacewalking

USA

 
 
 
 

Organizers:

 

Cristian Bank

Cristian Bank

Senior Manager

EADS Astrium Space Transportation GmbH

Germany

 
 
 
Andy Turnage

Andy Turnage

Executive Director

Association of Space Explorers (ASE)

USA