The von Kármán Lecture Series: 2022
January 2022 - SWOT: Looking at the Earth’s Water
Earth is our home. SWOT will give us a better understanding of the world’s oceans and its terrestrial surface waters while showing why these resources are so important.
February 2022 - Roving with Perseverance: Findings from One Year on Mars
After a year on the planet, what can Perseverance teach us about Mars’ watery past and our potential future?
March 2022 - Moon Dance: Exploring the Moons of the Outer Solar System
We are the map makers, the orbit takers. By knowing where the small moons of our solar system are, we can plan our missions. This will be a practical story of why orbits are important when looking at solar dynamics, resonances, and moons of the outer solar system.
April 2022 - A Look at NASA’s Earth System Observatory
NASA is working on a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, natural hazard mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes.
May 2022 - NuStar - Studying the Universe in X-Ray
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is the first space telescope capable of taking focused high-energy X-ray observations of the cosmos, providing unprecedented information on the dynamics of black holes, exploding stars, and the most extreme active galaxies. Join us to learn how NuSTAR has expanded our knowledge of the universe after almost a decade of operation.
June 2022 - Spacecraft Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO)
What does it take to build a spacecraft? It’s up to the Spacecraft Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO) team to assemble it, bake it, shake it, get it to the pad and launch it.
July 2022 - Curiosity – A Decade on Mars
10 years and over 17 miles of driving has taught us there is more to Mars than we could ever imagine. We’ll take a look at highlights from the past decade of this extraordinary mission and see where it’s leading us next.
August 2022 - Voyager – 45 Years in Space
As the twin Voyager spacecraft approach their 45th anniversary, we take a look at where the mission has been, what they’ve taught us, and where they go from here. In this conversation with Suzanne Dodd, Voyager Project Manager, we’ll discuss how Voyager came to be, highlight some of the major discoveries, and hear stories about this mission that has captured the public’s attention for years.