An astronaut will be landing in Fribourg - with Jeffrey A. Hoffman
In 2020, NASA, the US space agency, will start preparations for sending humans to Mars ! To demonstrate the challenges of working in the void of space and present new perspectives on problem solving, we invited former NASA astronaut Prof. Jeffrey A. Hoffman for an unforgettable evening.
After receiving a PhD from Harvard University, he enrolled in NASA’s Shuttle program in 1979 and has since flown five Space Shuttle missions including the first repair mission to the Hubble telescope. He has also worked on many satellite assembly missions and has helped design elements of the International Space Station (ISS).
Prof. Hoffman’s talk will be preceded by an introduction from a student team from the HEIA-FR & HEPIA taking part in REXUS, a European program for university students to carry out scientific experiments on rockets and balloons.
In the foyer, the Regional Development Association of Lake Murten (SEM) will introduce you to the beginnings of Swiss aviation.
The conference will be followed by an aperitif.
All ticket proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization in Fribourg.
This event is in collaboration with the US Embassy in Bern