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Friday, May 25 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
How Science Fiction Inspired Exploration Achievements

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Wernher Von Braun presented fantastic drawings and a narrative of space stations and lunar landers to Collier’s magazine in the 1950s to spark the drive for space exploration. From Apollo to the current International Space Station and our views toward returning to the moon and going to Mars, much of our national vision traces back to the inspiration of those stories. What does current science fiction such as The Martian suggest about our future plans and potential for success?

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Peter McGrath

Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Space Exploration Division, Boeing
As Global Sales and Marketing director for Boeing’s Space and Missile Systems, Peter McGrath leads Boeing’s business development team in shaping, extending, and capturing business in support of human space exploration missions. Prior to joining Space Exploration in July 2010... Read More →

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Jandy Hanna

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Division at WVSOM. Her PhD is in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and she currently teaches medical gross anatomy and studies the biomechanics of locomotion. Her Masters is in bioethics, in which... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
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