NASA Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff talks to Sinai Pupils
We were honoured today to have a visit from the NASA Astronaut Greg Chamitoff, who is a cousin of a pupil in the school, who told the pupils about all his experiences aboard the International Space Station and the Shuttle Endeavour.
Dr. Chamitoff taught the pupils about life aboard the International Space Station, the feeling of taking his first Space Walk and explained some of the scientific experiments that he conducted whilst in space. Dr. Chamitoff served as the flight engineer and science officer for a 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station during Expeditions 17 and 18. He launched to the station on shuttle mission STS-124 and returned to Earth on shuttle mission STS-126. He shared video footage of his time aboard the Space Station and his first Space Walk (the 201 Human being ever to do so). The pupils had the opportunity to ask him questions about his experiences. What an inspiring and incredible morning. It’s not everyday that an Astronaut talks to Sinai pupils