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Sunday, September 3 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Rogue Missions, Millennials and the Falcon 9: Yoda one who can make it happen

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Come and hear about exploration of planets, moons and the far reaches of our solar system. This discussion is between scientists from actual missions, past, present and planned! If you ever wanted to ask, “How does a mission come together?” or “Who gets to pick or propose a mission?” or “Where the heck do you get your ideas?” or “What the heck is it like to work on a mission to Saturn?” then this session is for you. With representatives from missions to the Sun, Jupiter’s moons, Pluto and beyond, this panel will lift your eyes to the skies!

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Michael Paul

Space Exploration Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Michael Paul is a Space Exploration Engineer with over 20 years of experience developing and flying spacecraft. During his first tour at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Paul contributed to NASA’s Contour and Stereo missions, and was instrumental in the successful launch and... Read More →

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Sonny Harman

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University
"Sonny" Chester E. Harman, Jr. is an accomplished jack-of-all-trades, capable of appearing to speak knowledgeably on a wide range of topics. Currently, Sonny (as he is known to his friends) is working with NASA on a post-doctoral fellowship, having recently graduated from Penn State... Read More →
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Ralph Lorenz

Planetary Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
My background includes broad scientific and engineering experience, especially relating to planetary science (with an emphasis on surface/atmosphere interactions on Titan, Venus and Mars), and doing science from small spacecraft and innovative sensor platforms such as probes, landers... Read More →
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Dr. Ralph McNutt

Chief Scientist, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. McNutt is the chief scientist for space science in the Space Exploration Sector at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which he joined in 1992. As project scientist for the MESSENGER mission, he serves as the principal investigator's "right-hand man" in making... Read More →
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Aki Roberge

Research Astrophysicist, NASA
Ask me about exoplanets = planets around other stars. We're planing amazing future space telescopes to study a huge range of exotic exoplanets, find the truly Earth-like worlds in the solar neighborhood, and search them for signs of life!
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Dr. Elizabeth (Zibi) Turtle

Planetary Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
My research focus is using remote sensing observations and numerical geophysical models to study geological structures and their implications for the surfaces and interiors of the planets on which they formed. The processes of interest include impact cratering and tectonics on terrestrial... Read More →

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Stacy Bruss

Director, Event Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Physical Measurement Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools... Read More →

Sunday September 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
6 - East (250)