British participation in Human Space Flight – A Chequered Record

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Speaker: Richard Farrimond

Date: 15 January 2014
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

Four-Payload-SpecialitsRichard Farrimond was one of four candidates selected by HM Government to serve as a crew-member aboard a Shuttle mission in the mid-1980s delivering a Skynet satellite to orbit. Only the Challenger disaster in 1986 foreclosed that opportunity. With a background in the British Army and having undergone space flight training at NASA, Richard has a unique view of the UK’s haphazard association with human space flight. After occupying a senior position with Astrium, Richard is now retired. Having recently completed a thesis on this very subject, he has written a book on this subject, which will shortly be available from the BIS and has a foreword written by Helen Sharman. On this unique opportunity to hear what it was like to go through selection and the Shuttle astronaut training process, and how he has tracked and been privy to the vagaries of government attitudes to human space flight in the decades since, Richard Farrimond will talk about his experiences, his view of the UK’s new and welcome involvement with human space flight and about why he wrote this book.

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