REINHOLD AND MARGARET KADER MEMORIAL ASTRONOMY LECTURE & BURRELL MEMORIAL OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE
Jeffrey Woytach, Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Ritter Library's “Exploring Space” exhibit.
Jeffrey Woytach, engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center, will present a lecture on NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the moon. Named for the Greek god of the moon and sister of Apollo, the Artemis system consists of an Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts from Earth to lunar orbit and back, launched on the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The SLS is the most powerful rocket ever built. Artemis 1, launched on November 16, 2022, was a successful uncrewed Moon-orbiting mission. It returned on December 11, 2022. Artemis II is the second scheduled mission. It will be the first crewed mission of NASA's Orion spacecraft. It is currently planned to be in November 2024. The crewed Orion spacecraft will perform a lunar flyby and return to Earth.
After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.