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Find out what it’s like to live and work in space

Wednesday, October 10, 2012  
Posted by: Karley Gifford
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For immediate release – 10/10/12
Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374


Rockford, Ill., - Stephen Siconolfi, Ph.D., FACSM, dean of the college and vice president of academic affairs at Rockford College is also a former senior research scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Dr. Siconolfi will present "Living and Working in Space” as part of the college’s fall Forum Series on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Starr Science Center, Room 207 on the Rockford College Campus, 5050 East State St., Rockford, Ill.
Dr. Siconolfi will present a lecture that addresses the physics of microgravity, how astronauts complete acts of daily living, and physiological adaptations to and after spaceflight. In addition, he will share more about an area of his own research regarding exercise countermeasures currently in use on the International Space Station to help keep astronauts fit for duty on the space station, and possible future missions to the Moon or Mars. After the presentation, a Russian countermeasure space suit from his personal collection will be on display.

Admission is free, however a ticket is required. Contact the Rockford College Box Office,
815-226-4100 for tickets. To see the fall 2012 Forum Series line-up visit: http://www.rockford.edu/?ForumSeries


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