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Space Frontiers Lecture Series
 

Past Lectures

2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Thinking Outside the Sphere: A life in pursuit of Space and Thoughts about the Future
Bonnie Dunbar

 

2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Exploring Human Tolerance for Commercial Space Tourism
Charles Mather

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Blurred Lines: Civil, Commercial, and National Security Space
Chirag Parikh

Thursday, September 7, 2016
NASA’s Journey to Mars and Beyond
Dava Newman

Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Texas Space Landscape

David Alexander

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Advancing the Frontiers of Space Science
Laurie Leshin and Jon Morse

January 21, 2016
Are we truly “alone”? The Search for Life in the Universe
Lynn Rothschild

2015

January 14, 2015
The Changing Face of Space Economics
Stuart Martin

February 6, 2015
Dare to Dream: Travels of a private space explorer
Anousheh Ansari

March 19, 2015
The Hidden Ocean of Europe: Future Exploration and Prospects for Life
Robert T. Pappalardo

April 15, 2015
Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration
Mary Lynne Dittmar

September 3, 2015
13 Things That Saved Apollo 13
Jerry Woodfill

October 6, 2015
Space: The Final Healthcare Frontier
Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D.

October 29, 2015
Revolutionizing Access to Space
Will Pomerantz

2014

February 5, 2014
NASA 4.0: The Evolution of America’s Human Space Exploration Program
Mark K. Craig

February 27, 2014
NewSpace: A Great Innovation Economy Emerges
Richard M. David

March 13, 2014
Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope
Mike Massimino, Ph.D.

April 3, 2014
Suspended in a Sunbeam: How the Sun Influences Earth, from Surface to Space
Judith Lean, Ph.D.

September 11, 2014
Changing the Culture of Human Spaceflight: How We Returned the Space Shuttle to Flight after Columbia
Wayne Hale

October 22, 2014
Under Construction: Paving the Road to Space Settlement
Kellie Gerardi

November 19, 2014
ADRIFT: Does America have a future in space?
Eric Berger

 

2013

March 21, 2013
Reaching for Your Own Special Star
Alan Bean

September 19, 2013
Techno-Stories from Space
Donald R. Pettit, Ph.D.

November 19, 2013
Whose fault is it anyway? The policics and policy of commercial space pay to play
Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati, JD

 

2012

February 16, 2012
Catching Shadows: Kepler’s Quest for New Worlds
Natalie Batalha, Ph.D.

March 22, 2012
Exit Strategy: Profit, Cosmology, and the Future of Humans in Space
David Valentine, Ph.D.

September 12, 2012
Failure is Not an Option

Gene Kranz
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This lecture commemorated the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s “To the Moon” speech from Rice Stadium

October 23, 2012
Lights, camera, blast-off! Making IMAX movies in space

Toni Myers
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November 1, 2012
The Boldest Mission to Mars Ever
Bobak Ferdowski & Ravi Prakash
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2011

January 20, 2011
The Adventure and Wonder of Space Research
Loren Acton, PhD

February 24, 2011
Space Weather: Shaping the Earth’s Space Environment
Louis J. Lanzerottti, PhD

March 10, 2011
Fast Missions to Mars and Beyond: Developing the VASIMR Engine
Franklin Chang Diaz, PhD

April 21, 2011
50 Years of Humans in Space: The Biological Impact
Bobby R. Alford, MD

September 14, 2011
The Greatest Obstacle to the Human Space Program

Norman R. Augustine, M. S. E.
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October 27, 2011
Heavens Above: Space Exploration and the Religious Imagination
Jeff Kripal, Ph.D.

November 9, 2011
Long Duration Space Flight – Preparing for and Living on the International Space
StationHeavens Above: Space Exploration and the Religious Imagination
Shannon Walker, PhD

 

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