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A VIRGIN VOYAGE INTO SPACE EXPLORATION, WITH ALAN STERN (Explorers Club), Feb 8, 2021, virtual, 7:00 pm ET

The Explorers Club will host a virtual conversation on February 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm ET between Richard Garriott and Alan Stern, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute.

Stern is the Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission that visited Pluto in 2015, a Kuiper Belt object in 2019 and continues on its way through the Kuiper Belt. He was recently selected to be the first NASA-funded researcher on a commercial suborbital spaceflight.  He will conduct experiments while aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in 2022.

Garriott, the son of the late NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, is a wealthy video game developer and entrepreneur. In 2008, he paid Russia to take him to the International Space Station on Soyuz TMA-13.  He was in space for 12 days. (His father was aboard the U.S. Skylab space station for 59 days in 1973 and on a 10-day space shuttle mission in 1983).

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February 8
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm