Living Maths Space Tour - by former NASA astronaut, Dr Don Thomas

Dr Don Thomas, a veteran of 692 space orbits of Earth, is a man out to inspire what he often refers to as the ‘Mars Generation’. The kids of today will potentially fly these missions. He will be talking to Christel House – a school for severely under-privileged children on the Cape Flats.

STEM-based educational NGO Living Maths, is bringing Dr Thomas to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Lesotho for the Space Tour 2019 from the 11th to the 20th of September. Dr Thomas is a man on a generous mission to inspire what he often refers to as the ‘Mars Generation’. Becoming an astronaut is one of those aspirational careers that frequently features on the lists of children’s top dream jobs.

Meeting Dr Thomas on his Space Tour brings the adventures of an astronaut out of the realms of books, TV shows and movies into their real-world experience. He gives learners and parents a different perspective of the possibilities of the not so distant future, at the time when human travel to Mars tops the current space agenda. Dr Thomas says, “I am excited about being a part of Living Maths’ Space Tour 2019 and look forward to sharing my experiences with the learners and general public in South Africa. It’s very special to be able to do this during the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. So while we celebrate that accomplishment, we hope to be inspiring the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and astronauts to help us with the missions to our next destination in space…Mars! I look forward to meeting everyone during the tour.”

Roedean Senior School, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown
R50 – R100

Event date(s)

17 September 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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