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The Future of Planetary Surface Exploration: October 19th Lecture with NASA Research Scientist Kelsey Young, Ph.D.

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Did you ever wonder what equipment a rock hound in space would bring along? On October 19, planetary geologist Dr. Kelsey Young will present “The Future of Planetary Surface Exploration,” where she will highlight the development of portable tools and technology that will accompany future astronauts. Dr. Young is a research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center whose research interests include using sites on Earth as testing grounds for advancing planetary field geology and developing the technology needed to carry out geologic and geochemical observations on other planetary surfaces, whether on the Moon, Mars or asteroids. She served as a geologist crewmember for the 2010 Desert RATS mission, living in the Space Exploration Rover for one week with astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Dr. Kelsey E. Young

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time: 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Place: Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building

Free, no reservations needed!

For inquiries about this program contact the Science, Technology & Business Division at 202-707-1192. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

The lecture will be later broadcast on the library’s webcast page and YouTube channel “Topics in Science” playlist.

This post was authored by Science Reference Librarian, Stephanie Marcus, who assists with the coordination of the NASA Goddard lectures series at the Library.

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