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Summer lecture series on aerospace science and technology

Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics will host a series of free public lectures this summer on the topic "New Science and Technology in the Aerospace Age."

The lecture series is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the American Society for Engineering Education and is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Bershader, the professor of aeronautics and astronautics who was instrumental in the development of the lecture series before his death in 1995.

The lectures are held Thursdays at 8 p.m. in Terman Auditorium:

June 25: Michael Green, X-33 project manager, Office of the Director of Space, NASA Ames Research Center, "NASA's Reusable Launch Vehicle Program."

July 2: G. Scott Hubbard, associate director for space, NASA Ames Research Center, "The Lunar Prospector Mission: Concept and Early Results."

July 9: Edwin Erickson, research scientist, astrophysics branch, NASA Ames Research Center, "The Decade(s) of Infra-Red Astronomy."

July 16: Dallas Denery, deputy chief of air traffic management, NASA Ames Research Center, "The Future of Air Traffic Management."

July 23: Christopher McKay, research scientist, planetary systems branch, NASA Ames Research Center, "The Search for Life on Mars and Beyond."

July 30: Frank Drake, president, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, "The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence."

Aug. 6: Michael Carr, chief, astrobiology branch, U.S. Geological Survey, "Early Results from Mars Global Surveyor."

For more information contact Melinda Francis at 723-3328.


By David F. Salisbury

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