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The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town is excited to partner with the University of Cape Town’s Vice Chancellor’s office to invite you to a public lecture by one of world’s vanguards of space exploration, Charles (“Charlie”) Bolden, on Tuesday 13 November, 6pm – 7pm, UCT Upper Campus, New Lecture Theatre. Seating is unreserved so please arrive by 5:30pm.

Major General Charles Bolden is a former U.S. Marine and astronaut, and served as the Administrator (head) of NASA from 2009 – 2017. During this time he oversaw the safe transition from 30 years of Space Shuttle missions to a new era of exploration focused on full utilization of the International Space Station and space and aeronautics technology development. The Agency’s dynamic science activities under Bolden include an unprecedented landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover, launch of a spacecraft to Jupiter and continued progress toward the 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Bolden’s 34-year career with the Marine Corps included 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office. He traveled to orbit four times aboard the Space Shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others.

Major General Bolden is visiting South Africa as the U.S. Department of State's Science Envoy for Space to promote space exploration and innovation in space technology.

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UCT New Lecture Theatre
Residence Road 0A
Cape Town
South Africa

Tue 13 Nov 2018 at 6:00 PM (SAST)
Tue 13 Nov 2018 at 7:00 PM (SAST)

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