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ASTRONAUT KATHRYN D. SULLIVAN: $5 POP UP — SOLD OUT

  • Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

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Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has revealed thousands of galaxies, transformed our knowledge of black holes, found dwarf planets with moons orbiting other stars, and measured how fast the universe is expanding.

In Handprints on Hubble, retired astronaut Kathryn Sullivan describes her work on the NASA team that made all of this possible. Along the way, Sullivan chronicles her early life as a “Sputnik Baby,” her path to NASA through oceanography, and her initiation into the space program as one of “thirty-five new guys.” She was one of the first six women to join NASA's storied astronaut corps. Sullivan describes in vivid detail what liftoff feels like (“being in an earthquake and a fighter jet at the same time”), shows us the view from a spacewalk, and recounts the grounding of the shuttle program after the Challenger disaster.

This event will conclude with a book signing.


Tickets
All tickets are $5.25.

Tickets are non-refundable.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Columbus Arts and Culture Fee

As of July 1, 2019: Included in the total ticket price is a 5% arts and culture fee as required by the City of Columbus (this excludes tickets for events occurring outside the City of Columbus). The arts and culture fee provides public funds to support artists and arts/cultural organizations like Thurber House that educate and engage audiences of all ages. Click here for more information.

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