Astronaut Ed Lu: Charting the High Frontier of Space

Thursday, December 6, 2018

3:00 pm

The David Rumsey Map Center

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David Rumsey Map Center

On December 6, 2018, The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk by Dr. Ed Lu on the mapping of near earth asteroids. Throughout human history, mapping has been the key to the opening of new frontiers.  Mapping of previously uncharted regions has enabled economic expansion and the development of new markets, science, and defense.  For similar reasons, we argue that mapping the locations and trajectories of the millions of uncharted asteroids in our solar system is the key to opening up the space frontier. This 4-dimensional Space Map is crucial to the economic development of space, the protection of the Earth from asteroid impacts, and to understanding the origin and evolution of Earth. 

Dr. Ed Lu, Executive Director of the Asteroid Institute, will speak about the technologies to create a map of the inner solar system. Dr. Lu served as a NASA Astronaut for twelve years. He flew aboard the Space Shuttle twice, flew on the Russian Soyuz to the International Space Station and has logged over 206 days in space. He is co-founder of B612 Foundation, the only organization in the world dedicated to finding, mapping and deflecting asteroids.

Doors open: 2.30 pm

Event: 3.00 - 4.00 pm

Center Closes: 4.30 pm

Thursday, December 6, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The David Rumsey Map Center

The talk is free but requires advance registration. Please register here.


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