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Space on Tap
Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
4204 Main Street Brewing Co. Tap Room
6435 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL 62223 United States
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FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Mark your calendar! Register below!
Featured Topics and Speakers:
Two short talks on science, trivia in the middle, and soft drinks, beer, and food available for purchase the whole time!
New Horizons: The Pluto Flyby
Speaker: John Mackin III, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
Pluto was explored for the first time in 2015 with the New Horizons flyby. Come hear about the discovery of Pluto, the New Horizons mission, and what we found when we got up close.
Artemis: The Next Five Years of Human Spaceflight
Speaker: John Mackin IV, Guidance Navigation and Control Officer, International Space Station (ISS), Space Launch System (SLS) and Deep Space Gateway, NASA Johnson Space Center
The Artemis program combines the existing Space Launch System and Orion programs with an updated Deep Space Gateway space station and a new lunar lander in a partnership between NASA and US companies. NASA Guidance Navigation and Control Officer, John Mackin IV, breaks down the major elements and timeline leading to the 2024 lunar landing.
Space on Tap is a special presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the NASA JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program in partnership with 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. Banquet and Events, Taproom, and Distribution Center.