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Christer Fuglesang '' From KTH to Space: A story of space travel to ISS and future large projects''

Time: Fri 2020-11-27 13.00

Participating: Christer Fuglesang

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Christer Fuglesang will on 11/27 hold a webinar for the Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki. You can also participate ,where Christer will share a bit of his bakground, tell about his two space travels and how Solar sails can be used in the future.

More information on the event and how to attend can be foound here:

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I´ll give a brief background how I became an ESA astronaut and describe my two visits to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2006 and 2009 with two short videos. ISS itself will be discussed and the research there mentioned. After 25 years with ESA I´m back at KTH and now looking into how solar sails could be used as sunshades positioned at the L1 Lagrangian point between Earth and the Sun to help control global temperature increase. The physics, technology and economy of such a sunshade system will be presented.