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A Comet “Lands” in Brooklyn – FREE

Date: Sunday June 1, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM-04:00 PM
Venue: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
Participants: Artur B. Chmielewski

This summer, a spacecraft named “Rosetta” will rendezvous with the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, having traveled 3.7 billion miles. “Rosetta,” launched in 2004, will attempt a first-ever landing on the comet in November. Join the World Science Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park to see a dynamic installation of a scale replica of the comet.

Sunday’s schedule includes general public hours, detailed below.

General Public. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Make the comet your destination for a spring day walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park and connect with NASA Jet Propulsion Lab scientists, educators and designers to learn about the Rosetta Mission.

Presented in collaboration with Studio KCA and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Rosetta Mission is a European Space Agency flagship mission with contributions from its member states and NASA.

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US Rosetta Project Manager

Artur B. Chmielewski is the US Rosetta Project Manager. He has managed several flight projects at JPL: the Space Technology 8 mission, Mars Telecommunication Orbiter Rendezvous Experiment, Space Technology 6 mission, Gossamer Program, Inflatable Antenna Flight Experiment and the Cryocooler Flight Experiment. He was also a project element manager on Deep Space 1 mission and a power system engineer for Galileo, Ulysses and Cassini spacecraft. He was responsible for development of 9 space instruments and several new technology devices. He also managed a flagship pre-project–space radio astronomy mission ARISE. In the two years at NASA Headquarters he managed the space experiments program In-STEP. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from University of Michigan and USC.