Getting back after Fall break with a big event this Wednesday, SPACE DAY. It’s my 5th year of bringing space science to our students from Kindergarten to 6th grade. Fascinating how things fall into place, thanks to the amazing support I get from the scientific community around us.
I am delighted to have Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace, conduct sessions for us, with many other groups. Today was supposed to be the launch of Orbital’s Antares rocket carrying cargo up to the International Space Station. The launch has been postponed for tomorrow, and should dock at the space station on SPACE Day – Wed Oct 19th!
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jim Rice, a NASA astrogeologist.
Sessions will cover these topics:
- Small spacecraft for exploration by Space & Terrestrial Robotic Exploration Lab
- Rover obstacle track by Autonomous Collective Systems Lab
- Building and deploying launch vehicles to the Space Station by Orbital ATK
- Building and testing the ‘Phoenix Lander’ by Nancy Pelletier
- Solar System reimagined by Buffie O’Neill
- Peering into our galaxy and beyond by StarLab team at ASU