Dallas Campbell to deliver free public lecture on 17 September as part of ESA event

Author and TV presenter Dallas Campbell will visit campus on Tuesday 17 September to deliver a free public lecture on 'How to make a spacesuit.' The event is part of the European Space Agency’s Third Symposium on Space Educational Activities which is being held at the University of Leicester this month.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, Dallas will tell the story of Apollo’s most enduring visual symbol, the iconic A7-L spacesuit - the most expensive, technically challenging, and culturally significant item of clothing ever engineered. The talk will feature stunning archive footage and photography as well as his own beautifully made replica of Neil Armstrong’s iconic A7-L Apollo moon suit.

Having started his presenting career on The Gadget Show and Bang Goes The Theory, Dallas Campbell has since presented numerous series including Voyager: Beyond the Final Frontier, The Drake Equation: The Search for Life and The Sky at Night. He recently published his first book, Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet.

The public lecture on 17 September is free to attend but tickets are essential so please book your place via EventBrite.