PLENARY 6: Fifty Years of Spacewalking – The Ultimate Human Space Adventure

Thursday 15, 08:30 – 09:30
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

Soichi NOGUCHI

President, Association of Space Explorers

Japan

Panelists

Buzz ALDRIN

Apollo 11 Moonwalker, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Christer FUGLESANG

Most European Spacewalking

Sweden

Alexei LEONOV

First Spacewalker, Russia

Russia

Michael LOPEZ-ALEGRIA

Former NASA Astronaut & Vice President of Business Development, Axiom Space Inc.

United States of America

Sunita WILLIAMS

Most Spacewalking by a Female

United States of America

Organizers

Cristian BANK

Senior Manager, EADS Astrium Space Transportation GmbH

Germany

Andy TURNAGE

Executive Director, Association of Space Explorers

United States of America

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