Tuesday, August 28, 2012

September 2012 Program

Curiosity Lands on Mars


Longtime friend and Del Air Club supporter, Neil Mottinger will be returning this month to update us all on the Curiosity Rover that recently made worldwide history landing on Mars. Neil, a Curiosity project team member with JPL in Pasadena, CA will be giving us a firsthand account of how they managed to accomplish this amazing feat. He will be bringing a full scale mock-up of the Rover’s wheel along with a scale model of the crater they landed the rover in. He will also present a 1/10 scale model of the Rover vehicle itself. Neil will also show be some exciting 3-D images (along with the 3-D glasses to view them) as well as some interesting videos such as “7 Minutes of Terror” and will talk about what made this mission so unique. Surely, this is not the meeting to miss.
Emmy Silverman, Program Chairperson
The Meeting Begins At 7:30 PM on Thurs 09-06-12 In Our Regular Meeting Room At:
Northridge United Methodist Church
9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
Guests Are Always Welcome At Our Meetings