The National Space Centre, in collaboration with Space Boosters, is delighted to welcome former NASA astronaut and veteran of four space missions.
Selected by NASA in January 1990, Don Thomas became an astronaut in July 1991. Don has served in the Safety, Operations Development, and Payloads Branches of the Astronaut Office. He was CAPCOM (spacecraft communicator) for Shuttle missions STS-47, 52 and 53. From July 1999 to June 2000 he was Director of Operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.
A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 1,040 hours in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-65 (July 8-23, 1994), STS-70 (July 13-22, 1995), STS-83 (April 4-8, 1997) and STS-94 (July 1-17, 1997).
Visitors can meet Don over a number of sessions throughout the day, which include the opportunity to have breakfast with him, have a photograph, join him for a Q&A in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium and even a very special Gala Dinner set in the heart of the galleries in the evening.
To find out more, or to book,visit: spacecentre.co.uk