Lecture by James B. Garvin (NASA) – American Corners

Técnico - Alameda campus

James B. Garvin (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Scientist) will give a lectured entitled “Space: Enabling our Forever Frontier”, on 2nd July 2019, at 4.30 p.m., in Salão Nobre, under the partnership between Técnico and the US embassy in Portugal – American Corners.

Five hundred years ago the first “orbit” of planet Earth was undertaken by the Portuguese explorer ‘Fernão de Magalhães’, using mission design and exploration guiding principles that remain in force today as we pursue the exploration of space.
The connections between what ‘Magalhães’ and his team achieved 500 years ago and the past 60 years of space exploration are strong, with catalytic impact as we move forward in our exploration of the universe in the next 50 years. The linkages between Renaissance era exploration by sea and today’s space missions inspires us to look back in order to look forward, as we imagine our next voyages in space, back to the Moon and onto Mars with women and men from planet Earth making the leap from sea to space.

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