Thursday, January 21 | 7-8pm | Free with admission
Please join us for a conversation with NASA Research Scientist Al Globus, as he discusses the future of space settlements.
One day in 1978 Al Globus’ housemate brought home a stack of CoEvolution Quarterly issues, including an issue discussing Princeton professor Gerard O’Neill’s vision of free space settlements. Al was electrified. As soon as he graduated he got a job as a contractor at NASA Ames Research Center eventually working on Hubble, ISS, X37, shuttle, earth observation, teleoperation, molecular nanotechnology, asteroid mining, and bone development in micro-g wining many awards and publishing many papers along the way. More important, he made two primary contributions to space settlement: firstly, founding and managing the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest for 6-12th grade students, and secondly, revisiting the assumptions of the need for radiation shielding and limited human tolerance of rotation.
Free with admission to the museum.