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Summer Smorgasbord: Historic Missions
We’ve come a long way in space exploration in the past 60 years. Today we’re flying helicopters on Mars, and collecting samples from asteroids. These and other achievements built on preceding missions, stretching back to some of our earliest steps away from Earth. This class takes a look at just two of the early programs that were foundational in planetary exploration: Pioneer, and Venera. Each of these programs spanned decades, blazing trails in a new frontier, and inspiring generations. We’ll discuss some of the great challenges and accomplishments of these historic missions. Instructor Irene Pease is a past president of AAA, co-host of the AAA podcast, AAASky, and Brooklyn’s Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer.
This class is part of a six-class series on a variety of interesting astronomy topics with different instructors. The fee is $45 for all six for AAA members, or $15 for individual classes. After registering you will be sent an invite to join the Google Classroom and the Zoom link for the classes.
Location: Classes will be online using Zoom. Sign-in with an ID code given to you the weekend before the class. Class recordings available for 4 weeks after.
Time: 7-9 PM, Tuesday, July 6
Cost: $15, AAA Members only. Not a Member? Join for $35.
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