Thursday, August 11, 6:00 PM
What does it take to travel to space? Dr. Ken Kremer and Jean Wright from Space UpClose bring their first-hand experiences working with NASA to St. Johnsbury. Their discussion will focus on human and robotic explorers to the space station, moon, mars and beyond … and what’s ahead. This free, in-person event is open to fans of our Night Owl Club and anyone with an interest in space exploration.
Join Jean and Ken for this informative and exciting presentation as they share their photographic record of launches and robotic spacecraft. Hear their stories and impressions as they describe the photos, along with the sights and sounds of a launch and the rebirth of US human spaceflight. In addition, they will share some of the other sights from the Kennedy Space Center, including photos of the new SLS moon rocket that is getting ready for launch in 2022. See photos of other missions such as LUCY and Mars Perseverance/Ingenuity mosaics. 2022 promises to be another exciting and active year for launches and they will update us on what is coming up. Finally, they will share some insights and hints to aid your own experiences if you decide to visit the space coast and take in a launch.
Dr. Ken Kremer is a Pharmaceutical Research Scientist and Space Journalist – and Founder & Managing Editor for Space UpClose website – based nearby the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL (previously Princeton, NJ), active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics.
Dr. Kremer offers independent analysis about space topics. He lectures about both human spaceflight and robotic spaceflight especially Mars.
Ken is a scientist, journalist, photographer and speaker and often appears as an expert space commentator on major national, international and local TV News outlets: ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC TV and Radio News, Fox News, News Nation, Spectrum, ARD, TRT World Turkish TV, i24, the American Space Museum and other major news outlets, for Space UpClose. His Mars and Space imagery and articles have been widely published on TV, magazines, books and websites including NBC, CBS, BBC, ABC and Fox News, News Nation, Spectrum, PBS NOVA TV, Scientific American, NASA, National Geographic, SPACE.com, Spaceflight Now, Universe Today, his new website Space UpClose and much more.
Dr. Kremer holds 17 US Patents, has over 3 dozen scientific publications, written over 1500 space articles, has 14 published APODs – Astronomy Pictures of the Day and witnessed and photographed over 200 rocket launches.
Ken was recently awarded NASA’s rarely given Curiosity medallion by NASA’s Chief Scientist for his science outreach efforts and Mars panoramas.
Ken’s photos and Jean’s space-themed apparel are for sale to support the ad-free website, Space UpClose, a new Space News website by Dr. Ken Kremer. Dedicated to impactful reporting on topical aspects of Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science across the globe from an UpClose perspective about the High Frontier.