Astronaut Mike Barratt, M.D. Public Presentation

OCT 15 | 11AM

Free Event; Reservations Required | Doors open @ 10:30AM


For an in-depth, first person account of life in space, local astronaut Michael Barratt, M.D., will present free public lectures followed by audience Q&A. Dr. Barratt frequently visited OMSI as a child where his mother worked as a volunteer. Barratt attended OMSI classes and built his first telescope with the help of a former OMSI Planetarium director. With NASA since 1991, Barratt spent 199 days in space as Flight Engineer for Expeditions 19 and 20 in 2009. He currently serves in the NASA International Space Station Operations and Integration branches to handle medical issues and onorbit support. Barratt’s full bio is available on the NASA website.


The astronaut presentations are free, but space is limited and reservations are required. The presentations are expected to fill quickly, but there will be a wait list at the door on the day of the event if space allows.


Free tickets are available to reserve online or at the OMSI front desk.


Questions? Email or call 503-797-4677.