The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents Virtual Astronomy Live: Recycling and Sustainability in Space on March 18, 5:30-7pm (EST). A pre-show will take place at 5pm with an interactive demonstration Water Works, from Intrepid Museum Educator Frantz Lucien.
This free event will explore the assembling the Recycling and Sustainability in Space with NASA Engineers, Tracie Prater and Michael Ewert.
The in-space manufacturing project at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is developing the materials and processes to enable on-demand manufacturing of spare components and recycling of materials on long duration space missions. The International Space Station (ISS) serves as a critical test bed for evaluating the operation of these manufacturing technologies in a crewed, microgravity environment. The project works with commercial companies to develop payloads and experiments for demonstration on ISS. The recycling and reuse element of ISM is focused on creating a sustainable recycling ecosystem for future human spaceflight endeavors.
The event is hosted and co-produced by John “Das” Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy, and moderated by Summer Ash, an astrophysicist, rocket scientist and freelance writer.