Piers Sellers, Mike Freilich Headline AAS "Earth from Space" Event November 13

Piers Sellers, Mike Freilich Headline AAS "Earth from Space" Event November 13

Former astronaut Piers Sellers and Mike Freilich, head of NASA’s earth science program, will headline an event on “Earth from Space” held by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) on November 13, 2013.

Sellers, who is currently Deputy Director of the Science and Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will introduce a condensed version of NOVA’s “Earth from Space” film.  Freilich then will moderate a panel discussion among Sellers, Jon Malay of Lockheed Martin, Jeff Puschell of Raytheon, and Paula Wamsley of Ball Aerospace.   Malay is a past president of AAS and a past president of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

The event will be held at the U.S. Navy Memorial (Naval Heritage Center), 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC.   Doors open at 5:30 pm ET, with the film beginning at 6:00 pm and the panel discussion from 6:30-7:30 pm, followed by a reception at 7:30 pm.  RSVP by November 6 to dthompson@astronautical.org.

Sellers has a lot of personal experience viewing the Earth from space.   He flew to the International Space Station (ISS) three times, in 2002, 2006 and 2010, and made six spacewalks.

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