NASA Astronaut Lands on Salt Spring: Friday

From space tourism to settlements on Mars, what is humanity鈥檚 future in space? How dangerous is space travel to human health? What benefits do we obtain from space research?

Dr. Serena Au帽贸n-Chancellor returned to Earth from the International Space Station in December鈥攁fter 197 days in space. On Friday, March 15th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring, this accomplished engineer-physician-astronaut joins the Salt Spring Forum for a candid discussion about the opportunities, hazards, and health science of space travel, as well as the challenges facing women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Dr. Au帽贸n-Chancellor was already working for NASA as a Flight Surgeon when she was selected to become an astronaut ten years ago. After extensive physical, psychological, flight, and survival training, she spent two months collecting meteorites on the Antarctic icecap. She also spent nine months working in Russia, supporting medical operations for the International Space Station.

Most recently, Dr. Au帽贸n-Chancellor travelled to the International Space Station as Flight Engineer.聽During this expedition, the crew contributed to聽hundreds of experiments聽in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science. Investigations were even led into聽new cancer treatment methods.

When you were a child, did you want to become an astronaut? Are you curious about humanity鈥檚 future in space? Do you just want to meet a truly amazing and inspiring person? Join the Salt Spring Forum in discussion with engineer, physician and astronaut Serena Au帽贸n-Chancellor!

Tickets are currently on sale at ArtSpring 鈥 250-537-2102 and online 鈥 and Salt Spring Books. $20 - General; $15 - 2019 Forum Members. (Complimentary tickets available upon request for those in need and for students by contacting

*This event is generously sponsored by Country Grocer

March 11, 2019 2:39 PM