Our next monthly lecture will be “Historic LADEE Lunar Orbiter and Antares/Space Station Rocket Launches” by member and science ambassador Dr. Ken Kremer on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The lecture will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Peyton Hall, 4 Ivy Lane on the Princeton University Campus.
Ken will present eyewitness accounts of the recent historic rocket launches to the moon and the International Space Station from America’s newest spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. He will explain how the Fall 2013 launches of the Minotaur V/LADEE lunar orbiter and the Antares/Cygnus rockets were visible to tens of millions along the Mid-Atlantic coast for the first time. Ken will talk about how easy it is for New Jerseyans to witness rockets blasting off just a few hours south of Princeton. Also he will update us on the Curiosity rover and the future of NASA’s robotic and human spaceflight. Ken will have a selection of his space photos for sale.
Ken Kremer is a journalist, Ph.D. research scientist, speaker and photographer based in New Jersey. His space and Mars imagery and writings have been widely published on TV, magazines, books and websites including National Geographic, NBC, ABC, BBC and Fox News, PBS NOVA TV, Scientific American, APOD, NASA, Aviation Week, Astronomy, Astronomy Now, Space.com, Spaceflight Now, Spaceflight, New Scientist, The Planetary Society, Popular Mechanics, NASA Watch, Universe Today, Wired, Science News, All About Space, Space Quarterly, NPR, Mars Society, International Year of Astronomy, 2010 Year in Space Calendar and the covers of Aviation Week, Spaceflight and the Explorers Club magazines. His Curiosity Mars mosaic is on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Dr. Kremer’s website: www.kenkremer.com.