NASA in Aberdeen – Inspiring the Next Generation: From Inner Space to Outer Space – Using Subsea to Train, Live and Work in the Isolated Weightless Environment in Space

Friday March 15, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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From Inner Space to Outer Space – Using Subsea to Train, Live and Work in the Isolated Weightless Environment in Space


NASA in Aberdeen “Inspiring the Next Generation” will return to Aberdeen for a third year. Once again the activities will include a public lecture.

Come along to this exciting presentation at Robert Gordon’s College and discover how technology and expertise developed for the oil and gas industry transforms human and robotic space exploration- past, present and future!

This talk will be delivered by NASA Engineer Heather Paul and former NASA astronaut Carl Walz. Ms Paul is the Health and Medical Technical Authority for the Orion Crew and Service Module who ensures that design decisions for this exploration initiative keep the crew healthy and able to perform their mission duties successfully. Mr Walz flew four spaceflight missions on the Space Shuttle and Space Station, logging 231 total days in space!  He is now Director of Business Development for Oceaneering ( and will discuss how underwater training made spacewalks by astronauts and cosmonauts safe and efficient, and how technologies developed for Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) subsea applications have enabled robotic servicing of the International Space Station (ISS) and will enable future robotic satellite servicing far beyond the reach of astronauts!



Colin Black, Chairman of NASA in Aberdeen commented “Hyang Lloyd (President Scottish Space School Foundation USA) and I met with astronauts Michael Bloomfield and Carl Walz at their Oceaneering facility in May 2018 and were inspired by their space missions, links with subsea and robotics. Heather Paul’s work on the NASA life support system fits well with our 2019 theme and Heather is an exceptionally inspiring speaker, as such we are very much looking forward to Carl, Heather and Hyang’s visit to the North East of Scotland in March. As well as the school presentations and public talk the NASA visitors will experience our version of an “Outlander Tour” which includes Castle Fraser, Aquhorthies stone circle and Glen Garioch Whisky.


Venue: MacRobert Hall, Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen,  AB10 1FE

Price: £3

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