OLLI Class 1: NASA’s Moon to Mars Program of Planetary Exploration: Science Update

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
From 2:15pm to 3:40pm Eastern Time

Virtual Event

Contact: AARP Statewide

OLLI Class 1: NASA’s Moon to Mars Program of Planetary Exploration: Science Update

NASA’s Artemis program will land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface by 2024, and many activities are going full speed to accomplish that goal. In addition, the Mars program of robotic exploration continues with the scheduled landing of the Perseverance rover—carrying the Ingenuity helicopter—at Jezero Crater in February 2021. The latest science news from these and other ongoing NASA efforts will be presented.

NASA Deputy Chief Scientist David Draper is an earth and planetary scientist with 28 years of professional experience in studying the earth, moon, planets, and solar system. His prior experience includes leading the Astromaterials Research Office at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Join AARP Virginia for a complimentary class offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI-Mason). OLLI-Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences in a welcoming atmosphere to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. AARP Virginia is excited to collaborate with them to provide a sampling of their Spring semester!

Sign up for one, two, or all six complimentary classes at aarp.org/OLLI-Mason. To learn more about OLLI-Mason, visit olli.gmu.edu.

You will receive a Zoom link to attend this class 24 hours prior to the class beginning. Do not opt-out of receiving emails as you will not get the Zoom link.

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