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Space Coast Chapter Meeting - Dec. 6, 2018 - Got Robots? How Robots are Preparing the Way for Humans to Live and Work on Mars

  • Date:
    Dec. 6, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 730 PM
  • Address: Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd
  • Location: Melbourne, FL USA
  • Venue:
    Florida Tech Evans Library Room 204 (Link Multimedia Room), 150 W. University Blvd,.Melbourne, FL
  • Contact: Macaulay Osaisai
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This will be our regular Chapter meeting for the month. Food & drink are provided at no charge - just let us know you are coming. 

 Got Robots? How Robots are Preparing the Way for Humans to Live and Work on Mars
Speaker: Kurt Leucht
About the Presentation:
NASA has been using robots to investigate and explore Mars for more than 5 decades.  Kurt Leucht, Software Engineer for NASA, will explain NASA’s apparent infatuation with the red planet. Kurt's presentation gives an overview of NASA’s history with Mars and then explains why NASA continues to focus on robotic missions to Mars, leading up to future human exploration of the red planet. NASA is developing several different technologies for in-situ resource utilization, or living off the land, which will be highlighted in this talk.

About our Presenter:
Kurt Leucht is a Software Team Lead and Public Speaker at NASA Kennedy Space Center. He has been working at NASA for over 27 years and has been writing software for NASA for more than 20 of those years. He started speaking publicly about NASA’s planned manned exploration missions about 5 years ago, after gaining insight to those topics in NASA’s Swamp Works research and technology lab.

Location - Florida Tech Evans Library Room 204 (Link Multimedia Room)
Room 204 (Link Multimedia Room) of the Evans Library on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology.  You can park in most spaces after 5:00 p.m., except for those marked "Reserved 24/7." Lot 10 off Country Club Drive is a good location, quite close to the library. So is Lot 16 off Babcock. 

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FIT Parking Map (pdf)