Tuesday, May 24, 2011

President Kennedy Challenges NASA to Go to the Moon

We have discussed the importance of the space program to continue. We’ve listened to the lectures of Dr. Zubrin the importance of going to Mars. We’ve also discussed the importance to going back to the moon.
We’ve also read and listened to Commander Mark Kelly’s statement from the International Space Station; "NASA is leading the way and will continue to do so," said Kelly. "We are the lead partner on the International Space Station and when humans go back to the moon and on to Mars, I'm sure it's going to be the United States and NASA that's leading that as well.”
Finally NASA brought out a news clip from President Kennedy’s speech of space exploration and the importance of it. That we must continue.


NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun will present a lecture titled "Investments in our Future: Exploring Space through Innovation and Technology" on Wednesday, May 25, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Starting at 7:45 p.m. EDT, the lecture will be held in the Kossiakoff Center, located at 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., in Laurel, Md.

Braun serves as the principal advisor and advocate on NASA matters concerning agency-wide technology policy and programs. He received a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Penn State in 1987, a Master of Science in astronautics from George Washington University in 1989, and a doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford in 1996.

Braun recently was honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics. The award is given annually to someone who has performed notably and distinguished themselves technically in the field of astronautics. Braun was recognized for significantly advancing the understanding of the challenge of Mars entry, descent, and landing, and for the development of systems concepts and technologies enabling Martian exploration programs.

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For the sake of our species' survival this is a dream which will not die until it becomes reality to conquer Mars. (wabbit)

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