On November 2 fighter pilot and former NASA astronaut Colonel Ron Garan will visit the Principality to meet and greet local school children and residents.

Monaco resident Zsolt Szemerszky and NASA Astronaut Ron Garan invite local children and residents to join a 71 million mile journey from the heart of Monaco to rediscover the awe and wonder of space. 

“I believe that space travel and space research is not just about technology, it is a humanitarian contribution to life on Earth. Also, living on a space station, astronauts and cosmonauts of multiple nations are working hand in hand for a common goal,” said Zsolt Szemerszky, organiser.

Having enjoyed an illustrious career that has cemented Colonel Ron Garan’s place as one of the world’s most influential individuals, the father of three is a decorated NASA astronaut, fighter pilot and test pilot, a humanitarian, and a social entrepreneur.

Ron, who has spent 178 days in space and accomplished four spacewalks, will inspire the audience in Monte-Carlo with amazing stories of spaceflights and spacewalks from his journey beyond the edge of space.

The program:
09:30 – 11:00, Space Session for local children at One Monte-Carlo Conference Centre
04:00 – 17:00, ELEVATE Monte-Carlo Space Conference at One Monte-Carlo Conference Centre
19:30 – 23:30, ELEVATE Space Gala Dinner with 12 course, two Michelin-starred dinner at Blue Bay

“Looking back at our planet from space fills us with the realization that each and every one of us is riding through the Universe together on this spaceship we call Earth and that we are all in this together. We live in a world where the possibilities are only limited by our imagination and our will to act. We do not have to accept the status quo on our planet. It is possible to eliminate the suffering and conflict in our world: Nothing is Impossible #TheKeyIsWe.” – Ron Garan, former NASA astronaut

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