Learn what's next for human exploration of the Moon -- and how it will help us get to Mars

Watch the webcast on Air and Space Live or attend in person: 

7:30 pm           Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm           Lecture begins
9:00 pm           Stargazing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

NASA’s future plans include going to the Moon to stay and then traveling on to Mars. The Moon provides the opportunity to accomplish transformational science in understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system. In human exploration, it’s a place for learning how to live and work on a planetary surface and is the next important test-bed for a Mars transportation system. Join NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green as he describes how the Moon provides a natural, yet challenging, environment for our next-generation robotic and human explorers. 

This lecture is free but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets now.

To request an ASL interpreter, please email NASMPublicLectures@si.edu. We recommend that you submit your request for this event by June 5, 2019.

About the Exploring Space Lecture Series

The Old Moon and the New
Lunar samples and data from Apollo transformed our understanding not only of the Moon but of solar system science as a whole. To view the lunar surface is to look back through time, at terrains that record the story of the early development of the Moon and planets. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, this series will explore what the Moon has taught us, what it continues to teach us, and what new windows it may yet open in science, technology, and exploration. Four distinguished speakers will look at lunar exploration with an eye toward yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The Exploring Space Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.

Apollo program
How to attend

National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

6th St. and Independence Ave SW. Washington, DC 20560
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater