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Theodore von Karman Lecture

Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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JPL, von Karman Auditorium
CubeSats: Big Goals, Tiny Package
Andrew Klesh, Chief Engineer for Interplanetary Small Spacecraft, JPL,

Over the last 15 years, a miniature revolution in space science has been underway: CubeSats! First flown as educational tools the size of soup cans, significant capabilities have now been developed to allow these nanospacecraft to travel to the Moon, asteroids, and even Mars. We'll talk about how NASA, companies, and students are building and flying small spacecraft, and what types of missions they are achieving. Tiny telescopes, plume fliers, and asteroid rovers – the solar system is open for novel exploration!

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

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