The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT

2022 Space Year in Review

Larry Boyle and Jim Plaxco

In the 2022 Space Year in Review presentation, Chicago Society for Space Studies (CSSS) VP Larry Boyle provides an overview of the major space activities that occurred around the world during 2022. In addition to covering global commercial space activities, the various national space programs of the United States, the European Space Agency (ESA), China, Russia, and others are addressed. Some of the major space events of 2022 are:

  • The first science images and data from the James Webb Space Telescope
  • The launch of the Axiom-1 mission with the first all-private crew to ISS aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
  • Continued launching by China of missions to complete the Tiangong space station
  • The launch of NASA’s Capstone mission aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket
  • The multiple delay and launch of the NASA Artemis 1 mission atop the Space Launch System (SLS)
  • The launch of South Korea’s first moon mission – the Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
  • A Juno mission flyby of Jupiter’s moon Europa
  • Continued development and possible first orbital launch of the SpaceX Starship
  • The successful impact and orbital alteration of the asteroid Dimorphos by the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission

Don’t miss this comprehensive review of an amazing year in space.

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Larry Boyle was the President of the CSSS between 1989 and 2002. He is now a Vice-President. The CSSS started in 1977. Larry was a reference librarian at the Franklin Park Public Library. This allowed him to research the events in the world’s space programs very easily. He is now retired. Larry has been interested in the space program since childhood. He went to the Kennedy Space Center to watch the Apollo 17 launch to the Moon in 1972. He has been to a space shuttle launch as well. Larry received his Library Degree at Rosary College and a BS from Loyola University in Chicago. Larry’s hallmark presentation has been his “Space: The Year in Review” program which he has been giving since 1979.

Jim Plaxco is a digital artist and computing professional who has been a space activist since the mid-80’s when he became a member of the National Space Institute. He has served as the Director of Information Systems for the National Space Society. He is also the Webmaster, a Director, and President of the Chicago Society for Space Studies. Mr. Plaxco also created the CSSS Speakers Bureau. He additionally serves as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, a National Space Society Space Ambassador, the National Space Society Space Ambassador’s Economics Subject Matter Expert.

Mr. Plaxco has previously served as both a director and a Vice President of the National Space Society and as both a Director and a Vice President of the Planetary Studies Foundation. He has been a judge in a variety of space art contests, including art contests sponsored by NASA. He also served as the manager of the Enterprise in Space Orbiter Design Contest and the National Space Society Space Settlement Art Contest.

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Register no later than December 8 at 8 pm EDT

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