Friday, January 22, 2016

Feb 8, 2016 - From Science Fiction to Science Fact: How NASA Is Preparing to Send Humans to Asteroids and Mars, presented by Jamie Orr

We are pleased to welcome Jamie Orr to present: “From Science Fiction to Fact: How NASA Is Preparing to Send Humans to Asteroids and Mars.”
NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s – goals outlined in the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and in 
the U.S. National Space Policy.

NASA is solving many technological problems that will be applicable both to deep space travel and to life on Earth. Orr’s presentation will give a general overview of what it will take for stories like The Martian to go from science fiction to science fact.

Dr. Jamie Orr, co-founder & CEO of Tahoe Mountain Lab, teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College & Sierra Nevada College in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and green sustainable education. Orr earned an M.S. in experimental condensed matter physics studying the fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanostructures and a Ph.D in theoretical physics from UC Davis focusing on protein folding models associated with amyloid diseases.

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The meeting will be on Monday, February 8th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The event will also be livestreamed at the Reno Collective and available online as it happens on YouTube:

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital, and Holland & Hart LLP.

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