The von Kármán Lecture Series: 2019
January 2019 - Red Planet Rovers and Insights
Get the scoop on the latest missions at Mars.
February 2019 - The World of Scientific Ballooning
Human flight began with the balloon and today it is the last bastion of guerrilla science.
March 2019 - The Golden Age of Exoplanet Exploration
Since the discovery of the first exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star in 1995, several thousand more have been discovered.
April 2019 - The Future is Cloudy: NASA’s Look at Clouds and Climate
Earth is the most-observed planet in our system.
May 2019 - CubeSats & SmallSats
Some are the size of a toaster. Others a suitcase.
June 2019 - Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Designing Tomorrow’s Space Missions Today
Walk through the lifecycle of a mission from its start as a crazy idea, to concept, to development, construction, testing and launch.
July 2019 - Moon Struck! Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary
The Apollo program's "giant leap" took a decade of intense preparation to accomplish, and required a huge support system back on Earth throughout.
August 2019 - Small Worlds, Big Science
Don’t let the name fool you. Our solar system’s small worlds pack big surprises.
September 2019 - It Broke! A Story of How we Fixed It
Stories of how we repair and save missions when spacecraft are millions if not billions of miles away.
October 2019 - Darkness Surrounds Us: The Other 95% of the Universe
All the material we can see is just a small fraction of the universe. The rest, a full 95 percent, is invisible and mysterious.
November 2019 - Looking Home: OCO-3 and Science from the ISS
Learn about how we use the International Space Station as a platform for Earth Science Research.