Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Future of U.S. Human Space Program Focus of Lecture Series

COCOA, Florida – The future of the U.S. human space program and its impact on the Florida and Brevard County economies will be the subject of the next event in the Brevard Community College Space and Lecture Series.

“What’s Next? A Turning Point in the United States Space Program,” will be held Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the BCC Planetarium and Observatory on the Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, Florida.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture will examine the status of the U.S. human spaceflight program as it moves toward private companies launching astronauts, threats to America’s space leadership, and long-term goals and opportunities for NASA and commercial launch firms.

The panel of experts includes:

Janet Petro, Deputy Director, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Frank DiBello, President, Space Florida

Mike Leinbach, Director of Human Spaceflight Operations, United Space Alliance

John Kelly, Local Editor and Space Columnist, Florida Today Communications

The session will be hosted by Professor Fiorella Terenzi, who teaches physics at BCC and is the event director.  For more information, visit online at www.brevardcc.edu/AstroLectures.