Hear different perspectives on what is on the horizon for space exploration. Panelists include NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, a veteran of multiple space shuttle missions, including upgrade and repair missions for the Hubble Space Telescope; Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA engineer, widely known as “Mohawk Guy” while working on the Engineering Operations Team on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Project; and Will Pomerantz, VP Special Projects for Virgin Galactic, who is focused on extending Virgin Galactic’s effort beyond space tourism. The evening will be moderated by Ira Flatow, author, journalist and host of Public Radio International's popular Science Friday series.
We are excited to announce that Will Pomerantz, VP of special projects for Virgin Galactic, has joined the panel and that a full-scale replica of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo is now on display at the Museum through April 23. Here is the schedule for the evening:
5:15pm: Doors open
5:15pm-5:45pm: Viewing of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo replica
6:00pm: Panel discussion begins
There is no assigned seating; please arrive early to get a seat. Please note that our panelists will not be available to autograph any memorabilia
at this event.
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We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 22!
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A veteran of two space flights, (STS-109 in March 2002 and STS-125 in May 2009) he has logged a total of 571 hours and 47 min in space, and a cumulative total of 30 hours and 4 min of spacewalking.
Bobak Ferdowsi is a member of the Engineering Operations Team on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as well as Mission Planner on the Europa Clipper study.
VP Special Projects
Will Pomerantz is the Vice President for Special Projects at Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. In that role, Will helps extend Virgin Galactic’s efforts beyond space tourism, developing efforts such as the LauncherOne orbital launch vehicle for small satellites as well as suborbital research campaigns on board SpaceShipTwo.
Ira Flatow is the host of Science Friday® on PRI, Public Radio International. He anchors the show each Friday, bringing radio and Internet listeners worldwide an informative discussion on science, technology, health, space and the environment.