The Future of Human Space Flight with Holly Ridings

Date: Wednesday 09 October 2019

Location: Lecture Theatre A, Central Teaching Hub, UNiversity of Liverpool, Liverpool

LivWiSE is excited to welcome Holly Ridings to the University on Wednesday 9th October.

Holly is the first female Chief Flight Director at NASA. She works at Mission Control in Houston, Texas, and is responsible for all NASA Human Space Flight missions including the International Space Station, the Orion Programme, NASA's return to the Moon, and future manned missions to Mars.

Holly will talk about her career and role at NASA, current and future of human space flight missions - including the ISS, return to the Moon, and Mars - before opening up to questions from the audience.


Submit a Question

If you would like to ask Holly a questions, you can submit one during registration. A number of questions will be selected. There may be an opportunity on the night to take questions from the floor.



Blackwell's Bookshop will be attending the evening providing an opportunity to buy Space based books and materials.


Disability Access

The event will be taking place in the Central Teaching Hub on the main University campus. Venue access information can be found on the AccessAble website. If you require any individual adjustments during the event please contact


About Holly

Holly Ridings is NASA’s chief flight director, managing human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Holly manages 32 active flight directors and flight directors-in-training who oversee a variety of human spaceflight missions involving the International Space Station, including integrating American-made commercial crew spacecraft into the fleet of vehicles servicing the orbiting laboratory, as well as Orion spacecraft missions to the Moon and beyond.

Ridings, a native of Amarillo, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1996. She joined NASA in 1998 as a flight controller in the thermal operations group

This event is part of the University's programme of activities marking the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landings

#LivUniMoon50 #LivUniApollo #LivUniNASA


For more information and to register for free, please click here.