Nasa astronaut to thrill space fans

2013-11-06 00:00

SPACE and science fans are promised a treat when Nasa astronaut Story Musgrave shares his experiences at the Pietermaritzburg Aero Club’s 75th anniversary luncheon on Saturday (November 9).

He began his career as a Marine and in his 58-year career he accumulated 18 000 hours in over 160 aircraft, and earned FAA ratings for instructor, instrument instructor, glider instructor and airline transport pilot, and earned U.S. Air Force Wings. He has made more than 800 free falls — including over 100 experimental free-fall descents involved with the study of human aerodynamics.

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