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Moon, Mars and Beyond- Apollo on Steroids

Presented by Michael J. Sander
Manager, JPL Exploration Systems and Technology Office

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Thursday, June 22 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, June 23 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PDT and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

On January 7, 2004 President Bush announced the visionary next step for human space flight. NASA has spent two years defining, refining, and starting down the implementation trail for the systems that will take us back to the Moon, this time for a much longer time with more exploration tools and a purpose to use the Moon to prepare to move out much further. A number of major components are needed, modeled along the Apollo mission lines. The major advances in robotics and computers since the Apollo era open the doors to an exciting combination of robotic and human partnerships in this great new adventure.

While this is reminiscent of Apollo, the approach has a number of known challenges which must be met, and like all explorations will have some challenges yet to be uncovered. This journey will open many doors to new technologies, open many minds to new possibilities and lead down paths yet to be imagined.

To learn more about NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, click here.

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