The 1960s was arguably the most fascinating time in the world of space. Sputnik had been launched just a few years prior and the entire decade ended with the first moon landing. So what happened? Despite surges in enthusiasm during the Mars Rover landing and flashes of obsession with superstar Astronauts on the ISS, that excitement has waned in generations born after the Space Race. In certain circles, the final frontier is revered as the next great Wild West, but it’s barely discussed by the general public. The big question is can future generations ever be as excited about space as past generations?
On this episode of Engineering Live, our panel of experts will discuss:
- What happened to the enthusiasm for space exploration?
- How do we encourage future generations?
- What are the benefits to a strong space program?
- Rebecca Spyke Keiser (@TwopiKeiser)
Director of International Science & Engineering at The National Science Foundation
- Elizabeth Bierman (@swetalk)
President of the Society of Women Engineers and senior project engineer at Honeywell Aerospace
- Mamta Nagaraja (@BeyondtheCurls)
- Dr. Mamta Patel Nagaraja, Science Communications, NASA Science Mission Directorate
- Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta)
Editor of ECN
Have a question for the panel? Tweet @kcpanetta to have it answered during the event.
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