The Case for Space
Dr. Zubrin will explain how recent breakthroughs in technology are paving the way for a bright and exciting future in space exploration. Exploring such revolutionary technologies such as landing and reusing launch vehicles (SpaceX), Cubesat satellites, mining resources in our solar system, and fusion technology and how they can open up a new and profitable frontier in space. Most importantly, Dr. Zubrin will touch on the different reasons why this is tremendously important for humanity in order for us to develop and thrive. This presentation will present a brief overview of his thoughtful, eloquent and visionary book, “The Case for Space”. Please join us on this exciting glimpse of humanity’s future as a space-faring species.
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Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society
Dr. Zubrin is a world renowned American aerospace engineer, author, and advocate for human exploration of Mars. He is the key developer of the Mars Direct plan. The key idea of this plan was to use the Martian atmosphere to produce oxygen, water, and rocket propellant for the surface stay and return journey. Dr. Zubrin holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering all from the University of Washington. He has developed a number of concepts for space propulsion and exploration, and is the author of over 200 technical and non-technical papers and several books. He has appeared on major media including CNN, C-SPAN, BBC, Discovery Channel, NBC, ABC and NPR.