The Mars Generation: A Conversation with Astronaut Christina Koch

June 15, 2016 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free

After 16 years of astronauts living and working on the International Space Station, NASA astronauts are setting their sights on a new destination – Mars! As they select new astronaut candidates, NASA is training a generation of engineers, scientists, pilots, medical professionals, and other researchers for an unparalleled and perilous journey to the Red Planet.

Join Center for Earth and Planetary Studies planetary scientist Emily Martin and NASA astronaut Christina Koch to learn how you can be one of those first humans to place boot prints on Mars. Koch will speak about being part of the Mars generation, her path to becoming an astronaut, her training with NASA, and the importance of STEM education to the future of human spaceflight, especially for young women.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.

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