The von Kármán Lecture Series: 2020
January 2020 - Spitzer: Final Voyage
The Spitzer Space Telescope has been observing the universe in infrared light for over 16 years.
February 2020 - Beyond the Pale Blue Dot: Seeing Distant Planets
On the 30th anniversary of the "Pale Blue Dot" image taken by NASA’s Voyager mission, we’ll look at the impact of that image and other distant views of Earth.
March 2020 - The Search for Life: Exploring Ocean Worlds
The search for life is "civilization level science."
April 2020 - How NASA Observes Earth from Air & Orbit
In time for Earth Day, this month’s show features campaigns that monitor our planet from orbit as well as from the air.
May 2020 - Becoming a NASA Engineer
What does it take to become a NASA Engineer?
June 2020 - Making a Mars Rover
What are the steps in getting the Mars 2020 rover mission ready to head to Mars, and how do we prepare for operations once we’re there?
July 2020 - A Day in the Life of the Deep Space Network
Following a day in the life of the Deep Space Network; the coder to the scientist to the ACE to the spacecraft and back again.
August 2020 - Venus: Earth’s Evil Twin or Just Misunderstood?
Venus is becoming more attractive to scientists as technology improves for sending spacecraft to survive orbit and even descend to the surface.
September 2020 - Visualizing Space Exploration: AR, VR & Emerging Tech
We will explore how Augmented Reality, Virtual reality, and other forms of Mission Ops visualization can influence our Public Outreach and vice versa.
October 2020 - Galaxy of Horrors: Terrifying Real Planets
There are many deadly worlds out there in the Milky Way.
November 2020 - How Failure Helps us Succeed: The Agony & Inspiration of Defeat
There are lessons in defeat. This month's show will discuss several notable failures in the course of JPL's history of exploration and the incredibly valuable lessons from them.