Press Release

Congressional Briefing on Commercialization of Space Travel and Human Participation in Space Exploration

By SpaceRef Editor
June 12, 2012
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You are cordially invited to the National History Center’s Congressional Briefing on Commercialization of Space Travel and Human Participation in Space Exploration

Friday, June 15, 2012
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Rayburn 2325

Moderator:
Roger D. Launius, National Air & Space Museum

Presenters:
Matthew H. Hersch, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph N. Tatarewicz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Alexander C. MacDonald, NASA Emerging Commercia

Roger D. Launius is Senior Curator, Division of Space History, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He has written or edited over twenty books, including Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel and the Societal Impact of Spaceflight.

Matthew H. Hersch is Lecturer in Science, Technology and Society in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship at the National Air and Space Museum and the NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Science. His book Inventing the American Astronaut is forthcoming.

Joseph N. Tatarewicz is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Human Context of Science and Technology Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has served as Curator at the National Air and Space Museum. His books include Space Technology and Planetary Astronomy and Exploring the Solar System: The Planetary Sciences Since Galileo.

Alexander C. MacDonald is Program Executive, Emerging Commercial Space Office, NASA Ames Research Center. He is the author of the working paper “A Brief Note on the Economic History of Space Exploration in America.”

Questions and answers will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

Please R.S.V.P. to [email protected] or 202-544-2422 ext. 135,

SpaceRef staff editor.