Ignite your curiosity and grow your passion for space and science at our monthly Thought Leader Series. The best and brightest minds examine the significance of historic missions, share the latest news in space exploration and look ahead to the future of space travel. This immersive series takes guests beyond our walls to provide inspiring, engaging and educational learning experiences.
Upcoming Thought Leader Series presentation
Sept. 29 6 P.M. CT
Artemis I: The Orion Spacecraft
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion will launch atop NASA’s rocket, the Space Launch System.
On the first integrated mission, Artemis I, an uncrewed Orion will venture thousands of miles beyond the Moon over the course of about six weeks. The mission will pave the way for flights with astronauts beginning with Artemis II.
Learn about the spacecraft, the research aboard Orion and how it’s supporting our return to the Moon and beyond in our September Thought Leader Series “Artemis I: The Orion Spacecraft,” presented by the University of Texas Medical Branch.
About the panel
Panelists from this discussion include Robert Hanley, technical assistant, Vehicle Integration Office, NASA Johnson Space Center; Jeff Fox, chief engineer, Astronaut Office/Rapid Prototyping Lab, NASA Johnson Space Center; and Rosemary Sargent, Orion Artemis II mission manager, Lockheed Martin Space.