AAAP’s next meeting and lecture will be on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Peyton Hall. AAAP member and NASA Ambassador, Dr. Ken Kremer, will present “What’s the Future of America’s Human Spaceflight Program with Orion and Commercial Astronaut Taxis”, an eyewitness account of NASA’s future plans to resume launching humans to space from American soil. NASA’s new Orion and commercial capsules from Boeing and SpaceX will end our dependency on Russia. Ken will give an inside accounts of NASA’s multipronged strategy to develop private astronaut ‘space taxis’ to Earth orbit and for ambitious human expeditions to deep space with Orion to the Moon, asteroids and Mars. Ken will discuss the critical Fall 2014 launches of Orion from the Kennedy Space Center and Antares/Cygnus from Wallops Virginia and how you can see them. Ken will briefly give an update NASA’s Mars rovers and orbiters including Curiosity and MAVEN. 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, Planetary Society, Popular Mechanics, AmericaSpace, Universe Today, NASA Watch, Wired, Science News, All About Space, NPR, Mars Society, International Year of Astronomy, 2010 Year in Space Calendar and the covers of Aviation Week, Spaceflight and the Explorer’s Club. Ken’s Curiosity Mars mosaic is on permanent display on the US National Mall at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC.
Ken Kremer website – http://www.kenkremer.com