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Lecture: From the Earth to the Moon – What Does It Take?


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This evening's presentation will celebrate the launch of the first human in space, the flight of Yuri Gagarin on this day in 1961. Dr. David Kring will recount the history of human travel to the Moon and discuss our future travel. What will it take to return to the Moon? Kring will address the interfaces between science, exploration and operations that are required to ensure our nation's return to the Moon maximizes productivity while enhancing safety and efficiencies during robotic and crew operations.

Dr. David A. Kring is the head of the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Dr. Kring is instrumental in academic-industry-NASA joint projects working on robotic lunar lander and rover systems that can be deployed anywhere on the lunar surface.

This event is sponsored by Lunar and Planetary Institute.