Join OSU AIAA as we host Astronaut Dr. Stan Love in Milam auditorium on March 4 from 6:00-7:00PM. This will be a technical presentation in which Dr. Love will discuss the challenges we face in getting to Mars.
What challenges does NASA face on their quest to send humans to Mars? NASA astronaut Stanley Love is visiting Oregon State University on Monday, March 4, 2013 to answer that very question in his entertaining presentation, “Why it’s hard to get to Mars”!
The presentation will start at 6 p.m. PST in the Milam Auditorium (026) in Milam Hall at the corner of SW 26th Street and SW Campus Way on the OSU campus. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Media are invited to attend. During his talk, Dr. Love will give a fun rocket science lesson to help the audience understand why going to Mars is difficult and to hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to pursue these challenges. A brief question-and-answer session will follow. Dr. Love considers Eugene, Ore. to be his hometown. In 2008, Dr. Love completed his first spaceflight on the crew of STS-122, logging more than 306 hours in space. This included more than 15 hours during two spacewalks, where he helped prepare the European Space Agency’s Columbus Laboratory module for installation.
The event is hosted by the OSU American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student branch, and is sponsored by the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME). For more information, contact Victor Dang at firstname.lastname@example.org.