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NASA astronaut Jim Pawelczyk visits Lund University

NASA astronaut Jim Pawelczyk giving a public talk in Lundmarkssalen. Photo.

Every seat in Lundmarkssalen was full, and around 50 additional visitors followed on zoom, as NASA astronaut Jim Pawelczyk gave his talk on Monday afternoon.

Jim Pawelczyk is not only a NASA astronaut but also an associate professor of physiology and kinesiology at PennState University studying the effects of microgravity on the human body.  During his talk Jim told the audience about his own experiences in space, flying on the space shuttle mission STS-90.  This mission - named NeuroLab - focused primarily on life science research.  He also discussed NASAs future plans for human space exploration and the challenges we now must overcome if we now want to send people to the Moon and onward to Mars.  

During his day at Lund University Jim furthermore gave a lecture for high school kids at Vattenhallen Science Center and visited the recording studio to be interviewed for The Meridian astronomy podcast.  Local media covered his visit to Lund:

The visit to Lund was organized by Lund University, Future by Lund and ESA Bic.