British Astronaut Dr Michael Foale

(Born January 6 1957 in Louth, Lincolnshire)

When Michael was a young boy he would frequently travel from Lincolnshire to visit his grandparents in Dart View Road, Galmpton and stay with them in the summer months. Even as a young boy he had always been interested in space travel and would often look into the starry skies above Galmpton, but as often happens in life, it was a set of odd circumstances that finally led to him becoming an astronaut!

You can read the article 'An evening with Michael Foale' on the Queens College, Cambridge, Web Site which describes some of his experiences on the Mir space station in 1997! Michael is now training as the commander of Expedition 8, a long duration flight to the International Space Station, to take place in 2003!

(see B B C article: ASTRONAUT FOULE HEADS FOR SPACE)

Links

UK astronaut sets sights on Mars from BBC news!

Nasa Biographical Data page on Michael Foale

Air-lock terror for Shuttle crew

Last Space Station of the 20th Century - Mir!

Other famous connections with Galmpton!

 

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Gooseberry Pie Fair 03

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The annual event of the Gooseberry Pie Fair held in Galmpton 07

Galmpton wildlife

In the fields around the village you can see many animals

The old Windmill
Situated on the village common and seen when driving to Brixham

The Village Hall
Used by the community and situated on Greenway Road

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