OPENING LECTURE | Astronaut André Kuipers: Living your dream – Wednesday 11 March 11.00 – 13.00
March 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Living your dream
The road towards achieving your dream can be full of challenges and sacrifices. It requires ability to carry on, passion, patience and tolerance to frustration. Astronaut André Kuipers has experienced that firsthand. He realised his dream and will share his insights on the road to success with you. As he would say: However small the chance to succeed might seem, never give up! Boldly go where no one has gone before, because exactly there you will find these chances.
Hop on board for a unique look behind the scenes of international human spaceflight and get inspired for making your own dream come true!
André Kuipers is the first Dutchman with two space missions to his name. His second mission is the longest spaceflight in European history (193 days).
After years of training in Houston, Moscow, Cologne, Montreal and Tokyo, a Russian Soyuz spaceship launched André and his two crew members on the 21st of December 2011 from Kazakhstan. Two days later he arrived at the International Space Station to live and work for six months. On board he was not only a medical doctor, scientist and flight engineer, but also handyman and ambassador for several charities. On the 1st of July 2012, André returned to Earth.
Target audience: all students