Monday, October 23
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community HouseSold Out
Designed and built by NASA and Lockheed Martin with much of the work right here in Colorado, Orion is humanity’s next generation deep space human exploration spacecraft. Orion will carry astronauts to the Moon and Mars and help answer fundamental scientific questions about our universe and humanity’s place within it. Orion’s capsule was proven in an entry flight test in December 2014 called “Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1)”. Engineers are now preparing for an uncrewed shakedown of the complete Orion vehicle around the Moon in 2018, and a subsequent flight past the Moon in 2021 which will send astronauts farther into deep space than ever before in history. This talk will describe the Orion vehicle, the role of international collaboration in its design and production, and the visions for deep space exploration made possible by this incredible spacecraft.
Speaker: Rob Chambers is Lockheed Martin’s Orion Production Strategy Lead and has also worked on a variety of Space Systems Company programs including Earth remote sensing satellites and the Space Shuttle. Chambers holds bachelors and master’s degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and over the years has led the development of guidance and controls subsystems, avionics, and flight software. Chambers has been with Orion since 2006 and as the program strategy lead for Orion production, he has focused on defining the capabilities and timelines for Orion’s future exploration missions.
Photo courtesy: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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