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Astronaut at next Sonoma Speaker Series


Hanna Boys Center

Monday August 19th 2019 - 7:00pm to

Rocket-woman Sunita “Suni” Williams will help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing when she speaks at the Hanna Boys Center on Monday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., as part of the Sonoma Speaker Series. Williams will be introduced by Sonoma resident and former NASA astronaut Rusty Schweickart.

Williams is a pilot, engineer, runner, swimmer, pet lover, and an astronaut. She is also a great role model for anyone interested in space exploration.

During her time in space, she took seven spacewalks, conducted several science experiments, completed a marathon and triathlon, and even blogged and tweeted from space – all of this while she was the Commander of Expedition 33 and manning the International Space Station.

At just 47 years of age, she took charge as Commander of Expedition 33 onboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft (July 15, 2012), becoming the second woman in history to do so.

As a female astronaut, Williams ranks second on the all-time endurance list for time spent in space (322 days). With seven spacewalks (50 hours, 40 minutes), she also ranks second for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.

Williams will be in conversation with her Annapolis classmate and friend Bill Angeloni.

VIP ticket holder may attend a pre-talk reception from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. with the speakers and will have front-row seats for the presentation.

Tickets are $35 to $75 and are available online at Eventbrite.com.


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