The Iowa Chapter of the National Space Society continues with its lineup of first-rate speakers Monday April 24 as it welcomes planetary scientist and leader of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, Dr. Alan Stern.
Date: Monday, April 24, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Location: DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, Iowa
Meeting ID: 951 2385 5678
Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He led NASA’s “New Horizons” mission to the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. As NASA chief for all space and Earth science programs, Stern directed a $4.4 billion organization with 93 separate flight missions and a program of over 3,000 research grants. During his NASA tenure, a record 10 major new flight projects were started. Stern has twice been named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the “100 Most Influential People” and has worked with a variety of clients including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, Ball Aerospace, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Johns Hopkins University.
Feel free to join this event either in person or via Zoom, and feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think may be interested. Get ready with questions you want to ask about Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, and the continuing mission of New Horizons!