Skal members in Bangkok welcome Thailand’s first astronaut

Tourism and hospitality professionals at Skal International Bangkok, part of the global travel industry networking organization, welcomed Thailand’s ultimate traveler Khun Pirada Vechavijit as guest

Skal members in Bangkok welcome Thailand’s first astronaut

Tourism and hospitality professionals at Skal International Bangkok, part of the global travel industry networking organization, welcomed Thailand’s ultimate traveler Khun Pirada Vechavijit as guest speaker at a luncheon held at the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel on July 15, 2014.

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Khun Pirada, a Space Technology Engineer at GISTDA (Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency) in Chonburi, is training for her historic space flight next year on board the Lynx Mark 11 sub-orbital spacecraft. She landed her seat in space against intense competition from more than 500,000 applicants in 62 countries. Khun Pirada, a graduate of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, is one of just 23 young men and women selected to become space travellers in 2015

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