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Meet Sławosz Uznański - European Space Agency project astronaut

Direction Earth/Space and the Lublin Science Festival (LFN) will join forces on Sunday (17 September) at 6 pm in the Knowledge Transfer Centre/Centrum Transferu Wiedzy of the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL). The special guest of the evening will be Dr Slawosz Uznański, who will talk about his path to becoming a European Space Agency (ESA) project astronaut and his first weeks of training in preparation for his flight to the International Space Station. Uznański will be the second Pole in history - after Mirosław Hermaszewski - to fly into space.

– Space has been close to my heart since I was a child. I was born on 12 April, which is the International Day of Human Space Flight and the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space. So every year on my birthday my mother wished me a happy Cosmonaut Day. I have always felt that I would like to associate my career with space," said Sławosz Uznański in an interview with ESA.

After the meeting, the organisers invite you to an audiovisual feast - a multimedia projection (video mapping) on the façade of the Center for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin (projections every half hour between 20:00 and 22:00). This is an opportunity to join Dr Uznanski on an extraordinary journey into space, where you will be able to see with your own eyes the perspective from which astronauts view our planet. We will see the world as never before - the centrepiece of this spectacular show will be the Earth as seen from space. To register for the event, please visit the website LFN.