Ask An Astronaut with the Scottish Space School

Join us in Glow TV for the fourth year of ‘Ask an Astronaut’ in collaboration with the Scottish Space School.  Take part in this exclusive opportunity to talk to two star guests Rick Hieb and Amber Gell.    

Rick Heib is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He has logged over 750 hours in space, including over 17 hours of EVA (space walk). He was a mission specialist on STS-39 and STS-49, and was a payload commander on STS-65. He is currently the Vice-President of Lockheed Martin and part of what they do, alongside other partners, is combining their talents to launch a bold new era of space exploration.

Find out more about Amber’s experience as a Rocket Scientist and Spacecraft Systems Engineer with NASA/Lockheed Martin. She is a member of the team that is designing the Orion Spacecraft which will replace the Space Shuttle and can be used to return humans to the Moon, rendezvous with asteroids, and explore Mars.

Use this unique opportunity to ask questions of our guests to get a better idea about the fascinating world of space and their experience of it.

Take part in some space polls to find fabulous facts – do you know what was the first music video from space was?

Also watch Amber and Rick taking part in a simulation to move a robotic land rover around the surface of Mars. This will mimic what astronauts have to do when they collect samples from the surface of Mars but they also have the extra task of challenging pupils on this mission!

To find out more and sign up for this event in Glow TV click here.

To learn more about the NASA Space Shuttle Missions and program here click here.

To learn more about Orion (America’s new spacecraft for human exploration) click here.