The Past and Future of Manned Space Exploration
Please join Rick Wallace, Ph.D., who will discuss early space exploration, the Apollo moon landing missions, as well as current and future manned space exploration efforts.
NASA videos will provide a feeling of what it is like to live in space, take a shower and eat dinner on spacecraft, as well as work aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
He will also discuss the plans of private companies interested in establishing bases on the moon and Mars and the prospect of mining asteroids for natural resources that are becoming scare on Earth.
Additionally, the audience can view a variety of scaled model rockets on display for the talks.
Rick Wallace has a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from U.C. Santa Cruz (Lick Observatory), with concentration in numerical calculations of stellar explosions (Novae, Supernovae, Gamma Ray Bursts), and nuclear fusion.
He is currently one of the astronomers who develops and presents presentations for the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, and is President of the Board of Directors for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, which runs the Los Alamos Nature Center.
He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory after 30 years, where he worked on physics simulations, security of Russian nuclear material after the fall of the USSR, and international safeguards. He is currently involved in nature photography, STEM and astronomy education.
Free Auditorium event-bottled water only please.