During his visit in Copernicus Science Centre the astronaut met with a group of a few hundred students from all over Poland, members of the Young Explorer’s Club. He told about his adventures in outer space and plans for the future.
George Zamka participated in two flights to the International Space Station. During the mission STS-120 the crew of the space shuttle piloted by Col Zamka installed in the International Space Station (ISS) the node module Harmony. Just over two years later Zamka made his second space flight, this time as the commander of the mission STS-130. During this cruise astronauts installed Node 3 and Cupola module – a huge panoramic window used by astronauts to observe the Earth, the Moon and other celestial bodies.
In total, George Zamka spent in the outer space 28 days, 20 hours, 31 minutes 2 seconds.