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Gravity: Watch It With Astronauts Under the Space Shuttle

Thursday, May 29, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

Get your fix for drama, space, and beautiful imagery in this special showing of Gravity  in the first-ever screening in the Space Shuttle Pavilion of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Immediately following the film, broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr, who is Sally Ride’s biographer, will lead a conversation about the real challenges of space exploration and the everyday oddities of living and working in microgravity. Then join us on the Intrepid Museum’s pier for stargazing, conversations with astronauts and astrophysicists, a search for exoplanets, and more.

Moderator

Lynn SherrBroadcast Journalist, Author

Award-winning broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr spent more than thirty years with ABC News, covering a wide range of stories – from women’s issues and social change to investigative reports, politics and the space program – at 20/20 and World News.

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Participants

Bobak FerdowsiEngineer

Bobak Ferdowsi, also known as “Mohawk Guy,” is a member of the Engineering Operations Team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He acted as Flight Director during the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity on Gale Crater in 2012.

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Sandra MagnusFormer NASA Astronaut

Sandra H. “Sandy” Magnus is the executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest aerospace professional society. Magnus attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology, graduating with a degree in physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

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John M. GrunsfeldAstronaut, Astrophysicist

John M. Grunsfeld was named Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2012. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

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