30th Anniversary of Challenger Mission

When: 25.01.2016 - 17:30 - 19:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
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Main image Mission STS 51L's logo

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of space shuttle Challenger‘ s mission STS-51L, Milan Halousek of the Czech Space Office will discuss the goals of the mission, particularly the Teacher in Space program.

He will also examine the causes of the engine failures and the consequences for the future of space shuttle program. The lecture will explore the findings of the investigation committee, which included many prominent scientists, such as Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman.

Milan Halousek ( * 1961 , Pardubice) is one of the leading Czech popularize cosmonautics. Since 2001, the organizer of today 's largest central European meeting of people interested in manned cosmonautics KOSMOS -NEWS PARTY, which participates in a number of Czech and foreign experts and guests. Since 2002, it organizes and coordinates the Czech Republic World Space Week events , which focus primarily on informing the general public about the benefits of astronautics to everyday life of people. He is the head of the Department of Education of the Czech Space Office , Chairman of the Astronautics Section of the Czech Astronomical Society , and a member of the Astronomical Society of Pardubice. Finally, it is also an avid collector of autographs of astronauts and everything else that goes with astronautics and spaceflight related.

In Czech.