Rod Pyle, Ad Astra editor, space author and historian, will be featured speaker (available via Zoom) at the next National Space Society Iowa Chapter meeting.

Rod spent the month of August above the Arctic Circle at NASA’s Haughton-Mars Project base, documenting their extensive research in Mars analog tests of space suits, mobility systems, sample acquisition systems, and surface traverse. He also worked with a team from MIT on an exciting new radio astronomy experience. The HMP base, sited next to the Haughton Impact Crater, is the highest-fidelity Mars analog on Earth. Cold, barren, windswept, and gritty, it’s not an experience for the meek, but is a fascinating peek into the conditions that face us on the Red Planet. Join us for this amazing journey into the future.

Date and Time: Monday September 26 at 5:30 p.m. CDT
In-Person: DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA

Zoom Videoconference:
Meeting ID: 951 2385 5678

For more information: [email protected]

Image: Haughton-Mars Project Base. Photo by Rod Pyle.

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