Explorer 1's 60th Anniversary: A Celebration of Six Decades of Earth Science Discoveries
January 25 & 26
Explorer I marked the start of the Space Age for the U.S., and for the world it heralded the study of Earth from space. The JPL built satellite confirmed the existence of the Van Allen radiation belts, the very first space science discovery. Explorer 1's success was only the first of an array of Earth missions that have mapped and probed our planet's lands, waters and atmosphere on scales ranging from the millimeter to global views.
Join JPL's documentarian Blaine Baggett, historian Dr. Erik Conway and a special guest as they go on a multi-media journey from the dawn of Earth science to today's modern fleet that is providing vital information in understanding the changes taking place on the only planet humans can yet call 'home.'
Blaine Bagget – JPL Fellow
Erik Conway – JPL Historian
Guest Speaker – TBD
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7pm
The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7pm
The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.