Meet Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli May 9 at IACC Happy Hour

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli before he heads back to space for the third time!

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli is just one of the astronauts who will be joining us for the IACC Happy Hour on Tuesday, May 9 at Arcodoro in Houston’s Galleria neighborhood.

The others include:

Sergei Ryazanzky (Russia)
Randy Bresnik (USA)
Alexander Misurkin (Russia)
Mark Vande Hei (USA)
Joe Acaba (USA)

All of them, including Paolo, will be traveling to the space station later this year as part of Expedition 52 to the International Space Station.

“Paolo’s first spaceflight was his two-week Esperia mission on the Space Shuttle’s STS-120 in 2007,” according to the European Space Agency website.

“He returned to the Station in 2010 for ESA’s 160-day MagISStra mission as part of Expeditions 26 and 27. In addition to his many experiments, he was involved in the dockings of two cargo craft: Europe’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle and Japan’s second HII Transfer Vehicle.”

“Following his second flight, Paolo worked at ESA’s ESRIN centre in Italy and at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne. He recently began training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow, Russia, for his new adventure.”

IACC Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 9
6:00 p.m.
Arcodoro (see details below)

Complimentary appetizers and cash bar will be served.

Centre at Post Oak
5000 Westheimer Rd.
Houston TX 77056
(713) 621-6888
Google map

Image via the European Space Agency website.

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