A Close Encounter With Astronaut Robert Thirsk

A Close Encounter With Astronaut Robert Thirsk

Former Canadian Space Agency astronaut and University of Calgary chancellor, Dr. Robert Thirsk, discussed his astronaut training and International Space Station expedition at a fundraising event at Bishop Carroll High School, hosted by the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation, on May 23.

In advance of the event, a poster contest was held for Grade 6 and 9 students at the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD). Students were asked to design objects that would help people survive on Mars. Seventy lucky students had their winning posters selected and had the chance for a meet and greet with the one and only Dr. Robert Thirsk.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who attended, the Foundation and most certainly to you, Dr. Thirsk. This was definitely an educational and inspiring event for all!