February 15, 2020 for the first time SUAI was visited by an American astronaut Anna Lee Fisher with a lecture attended by over 400 citizens of St.Petersburg.
Anna Lee Fisher talked on Innovations in space exploration and working at the space station. This lecture also promoted future CosmoStart Forum to be held in November 2020 and dedicated to the 50th anniversary of launching Lunokhod-1 (moon walker).
The meeting was at the same time related to the International day of women in science (February 11th).
In the lecture Anna Lee Fisher answered questions on her childhood and dreams about flying into the space, applying documents to participate in the space mission and life onboard.
The American astronaut had a tour around the Palace of Chesma and a discussion with the SUAI’s Rector Yulia Antokhina.