Senior Lecturer Jim Mahon
Elon Musk may be an unconventional figure, but there is no disputing that his companies, like SpaceX, have radically transformed the fields in which they operate. We’ll try to put SpaceX’s efforts into focus and discuss their fast-paced programs, including the operational, reusable Falcon boosters and Dragon spacecraft, the rapidly evolving Starship/Super Heavy launch vehicle system, and the Starlink Satellite internet constellation. If Musk has his way, SpaceX is on the way to Mars. And based on recent history, it would be unwise to bet against them getting there, though perhaps not quite on the initially announced schedules, which tend to be “aspirational."
Fri, March 5, 12 | 8 p.m. | Free | Zoom at smc.edu/planetarium