Mission to Mars: The Next Giant Leap with NASA Scientist K. Renee Horton, Ph.D.

July 15th, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
U.S. astronauts will return to the surface of the moon once again! Fulfilling objectives of NASA’s “Moon to Mars” mission will be their priority as scientific equipment is shipped (priority mail?) to the lunar surface and ground work laid to explore further into outer space including the red planet. Join us to hear NASA scientist Dr. K. Renee Horton describe her contributions to mission “Moon to Mars.”

Dr. K. Renee Horton is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lifelong lover of science and NASA. A graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. of Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics, becoming the first African American to graduate from the University of Alabama in 2011 in this area.

Dr. K. Renee Horton currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans.

This presentation is suitable for ages 12 to adult. No registration is required. Doors open at 5:45.
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