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Living and Working in Space: Conducting Solar Observations from Skylab
Exploring Space Lectures Series
Presenter: Owen Garriott, former NASA astronaut, member of NASA and National Research Council Committees
Thursday, March 13, 2014
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Museum in Washington, DC
7:00 pm - PRE-LECTURE: Free film on Skylab in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
7:30 pm - PRE-LECTURE: Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm - Lecture begins
9:00 pm - Stargazing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting.
Owen Garriott is a former NASA astronaut, member of NASA and National Research Council Committees, vice president of space programs at Teledyne Brown Engineering, and adjunct professor in the Laboratory for Structural Biology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
Garriott, one of the first six scientist-astronauts selected by NASA, will commemorate the human legacy of Skylab by drawing upon his experience as a member of the second Skylab crew. From July 28th to September 25th, 1973 Garriott performed observations of both the Sun and Earth's resources and human experiments relating to how the body adapts to weightlessness. During the 59-day flight, he also performed long-duration, extra vehicular activity tasks, ranging from installing scientific instruments to covering the Skylab workshop with a reflective sun shield to stabilize the temperature of the world's first space station.
The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.