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To Infinity and Beyond: America’s Space Program Now and In the Future

Event Date Mon Oct 7, 2019
Event Time 6 AM
The Sebastian – Vail16 Vail Road

They call space “the final frontier” — these astronauts have experienced it first-hand. It has been 50 years since Apollo 11 and we’re realizing we’ve only scratched the surface in space. Join the Vail Symposium as we present an out-of-this-world evening with astronauts Major General Roy Bridges Jr., space shuttle pilot, and Lieutenant General Susan Helms, former International Space Station resident and record-holder for the longest spacewalk of eight hours. These explorers will share stories from their time in space, giving the audience a taste of what the world looks like from outside of our atmosphere, as well as a glimpse of what the future of the space program might hold. Former NASA engineer Frank Buzzard moderates.

Event SPEAKER(S)

Lieutenant General (Retired) Susan Helms

Lieutenant General (Retired) Susan Helms

Lieutenant General (Retired)

United States Air Force

Frank Buzzard

Frank Buzzard

Consultant

Frank Buzzard Consulting, Inc.

Major General (Retired) Roy D. Bridges

Major General (Retired) Roy D. Bridges

Major General (Retired)

NASA