Lecture on Curiosity's Landing & the Future of Space Exploration

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday August 29, 2012
      12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
  • Location: Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Rm 152
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Contact

Cindy Pendley - cindy.pendley@ae.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Dr. Charles Elachi, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will discuss robotic space exploration, Curiosity’s landing and future missions.

Full Summary: Over the last 50 years, Jet Propulsion Laboratory spacecraft have visited every planet in our solar system and roved for more than 8 years on the surface of Mars.

Over the last 50 years, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) spacecraft have visited every planet in our solar system and roved for more than 8 years on the surface of Mars. In addition, space borne telescopes have detected planets around neighboring systems, studied the composition and dynamic of galaxies across the Universe, and monitored changes in our planet’s surface and atmosphere.

In this presentation, Dr. Charles Elachi will discuss the challenges of robotic space and Earth exploration, highlights of Curiosity’s recent landing on Mars, and present some of the engineering and technological challenges for future missions of exploration and discovery.

 

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Arts and Performance
Keywords
aerospace engineering, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, NASA
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  • Created By: Lisa Grovenstein
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 22, 2012 - 6:52pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:59pm