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Saturday Night Space Talks



Let's chat about space!

Have you ever had a conversation with a really knowledgeable friend who has a way of sharing complex, high-level information? Faride Khalaf is just that guy. Get your fix of recent advancements and factoids from history in space and science in these informal conversations.

Speaker Bio

Faride Khalaf began his aviation career as a skydiver in 1980's and went on to earn his Airframe and Power plant licenses (A&P) from the College of Alameda in California. Faride is an FAA Certified Aircraft Inspector, was an Aircraft Mechanic Instructor at the late Sierra Academy in Oakland, and was a General Aircraft Mechanic at United Airlines for a decade. While at United, Faride spent two years teaching structural repairs and for two years was a Fuel Systems Specialist. He is the sole owner of a 1947 Cessna 120 airplane and is an amateur astronomer who works with Chabot's astronomy program as a volunteer. His presentations are in high demand at Chabot and around the Bay Area.




Upcoming Dates

  • Staying Alive - The Sokol Spacesuit
    Saturday, July 19
    (7:30pm - 8:15pm)
    Learn the history of spacesuits from the earliest pressure suits worn by aviators in the 1930s to the more recent state of the art suits used for work on International Space Station. View an actual Russian Sokol Spacesuit, with a demonstration of its features and its use. Worn by all who fly on the Soyuz spacecraft, it is known as a rescue suit not suitable for spacewalks. Explore what makes this suit so special.