Retired NASA Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher coming to Cyprus

Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing celebrated by US embassy


The US Embassy in Cyprus has announced that retired NASA Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher is coming to Cyprus.

Dr. Fisher’s visit will be part of the US Embassy’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Astronaut Anna L. Fisher

This announcement was published through the embassy’s Twitter account on the 27th of November.

A few facts about Dr. Fisher

Dr. Fisher is notable for becoming the first mother in space in 1984. Some of Dr. Fischer’s early assignments also include the following:

  • The development and testing of the Canadarm Remote Manipulator System (RMS) – commonly called the shuttle’s “robotic arm”


  • Contributing to the design of spacesuits tailored to fit women (called extra-small Extravehicular Mobility Units, or EMUs)


  • The development and testing of payload bay door contingency spacewalk procedures, and contingency repair procedures


  • Verification of flight software at the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL) – in that capacity she reviewed test requirements and procedures for ascent, on-orbit, and RMS software verification – and served as a crew evaluator for verification and development testing for STS-2, STS-3 and STS-4.
Dr. Fisher being suited up.

Event details

The event will take place at the Nicosia Municipal Theater on December 5th, 2019. The event is scheduled to start at 19:00 and finish at 21:00.



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