Saturday, October 24, 2009

ASU's Earth and Space Exploration Day

Today was Earth & Space Exploration Day at ASU in Tempe. I was remiss in not promoting this here earlier.

Great program, lots of interactive events, and a guest public lecture by space author Andrew Chaikin on "A Guided Tour of the Moon."

The Mars Education Program and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team had interactive activities for kids to explore Mars and the Moon. The ASU Robotics team had robotic arms available for use. The NASA Space Photography Lab at ASU, let visitors peruse more than a million images from solar system exploration taken over the last 40 years, including the latest pictures from the Mars Rovers, the Cassini-Saturn Orbiter, Mars Express, and the various lunar missions by NASA, Japan, and China.

[note- parts of this were modified from the ASU SESE announcement]

1 comment:

  1. The future of human space exploration looks bleak. After making great leaps 50 years ago, stagnation has taken over. No human has left Earth orbit in 37 years, and NASA's current unambitious goals look to be further delayed or scaled back.