Friday, 07 October 2016 11:24

AIS Vienna Meet Astronauts

On October 5, the entire AIS Vienna Middle School, along with Grade 5, had the pleasure of holding an assembly with astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Dumitru Prunariu.

The students were able to spend one hour learning about their lives and their experiences, followed by a question and answer session.

Mr. Schweichkart went to space in 1969 on Apollo 9 for 10 days while Mr. Prunariu is the only Romania cosmonaut and went to space on Saliut 6 in 1981 for 8 days.

Over a hunder astronauts and cosmonauts were in Vienna for the XXIX Space Explorers┬┤ Planetary Congress and on October 5th all of the astronauts involved went to various schools around Austria.