januari, 2021

06jan20:0022:00NASA Commercial Space Programdoor: Ronald Klompe (NRM). "Commercial Crew Program: hoe een gok van $500 miljoen de toekomst werd van NASA's bemande ruimtevaart programma." Organisator: NRM


“Commercial Crew Program: How a $ 500 Million Gamble Became the Future of NASA’s Space Program.” Registration is required and can be done until January 3 via info@nationaleruimtevaartmuseum.nl In May 2020, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program came to a head after 10 years of work: astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley (see photo) conducted a very successful test flight to the ISS in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship. And last November, a second Crew Dragon took off for the first regular mission to the ISS. Never before has NASA entrusted the transport of its astronauts to the commercial space industry. But the 2011 Space Shuttle retirement and the gigantic cost of NASA’s SLS rocket and the Orion spaceship (more than $ 50 billion in total) was necessary to do things differently. The result is unfortunate: for a small investment of less than $ 9 billion, NASA now has two systems, Crew Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner (pictured), to transport astronauts to and from the ISS. NASA is now a consumer of services offered by SpaceX and Boeing. What is much less known is that this was all messed up by a confluence of circumstances at the beginning of this millennium and a gamble of $ 500 million. And why does C3PO, from Star Wars (see photo), play a role in this story? Knowing more? Sign In! Presenter: Ronald Klompe has been giving lectures for the National Space Museum for 18 years, usually in January of the new year. This time, he will reveal how an obscure and small NASA project from the year 2000, combined with the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003, laid the foundation for a new approach to NASA’s space program. First will also explain how this will affect the current plans for the American woman and the next American man to set foot on the Moon. A few days before the presentation, the attendees who have registered will receive the login details for access to the webinar. For more information about the public lectures of the National Space Museum, see the website: (www.n Nationaalruimtevaartmuseum.nl).


(Woensdag) 20:00 - 22:00




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