NASA Photographer and Mars Society Founder Lead Space Expo Evening Programs at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – The Museum’s Space Expo 2018 includes evening receptions Nov. 2-3 with NASA photographer Michael Soluri and Mars Society co-founder Dr. Robert Zubrin. These informal ticketed events allow an insider’s look at NASA spaceflight operations and the exploration of Mars. Each event is $15 general admission/$10 for Museum Members.

Friday, Nov. 2
5:30- 9 p.m.
“Evidence of Space Exploration…on Earth”
Cocktail reception, lecture and book signing with photographer and author Michael Soluri.
NASA offered Soluri rare access to restricted areas of training and research facilities before space missions. His photos capture the places where spacebound objects are crafted and assembled, and the people who train for journeys beyond Earth.

Soluri will also sign copies of his book, Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration, published by Simon & Schuster.

Saturday, Nov. 3
“Mars Direct: Humans to the Red Planet within a Decade”
5:30- 8 p.m.
Reception and lecture with Dr. Robert Zubrin, co-founder of the Mars Society.
Zubrin’s presentation illustrates how humans can establish and maintain a presence on Mars with the Mars Society’s “Mars Direct” plan, a cost-effective approach that is achievable with current technology. Tickets.

Space Expo 2018
The Museum’s Space Expo 2018 combines the arts and rocket science to explore and interpret space exploration. The event includes evening receptions and lectures, and offers a full day of space-related lectures, VR experiences and performance art with guests from NASA, Mars Society, San Francisco-based Media Art Xploration, and the University of Washington. Daytime activities, lectures/panels and exhibitor booths are FREE with Museum admission. Separate ticket price for the two evening receptions.

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