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Adam Steltzner "How Curiosity Changed My Life"

For those who may be interested...I do not know if tickets or reservations are required in advance. Usually they are not. If you are interested in attending, I suggest you contact the Assembly Series at (314) 935-4620.

NASA called it "seven minutes of terror." In August 2012 the world watched to see if the Mars rover, Curiosity, a one-ton robot hurtling towards the red planet at 13,200 miles per hour, would gently land on the surface or explode on contact. The planned landing allowed for zero margin of error. No problem – the perfect landing was made all the more dazzling for the fact that its lead engineer and public "face" of the effort, Adam Steltzner, aka Elvis, flunked high school geometry and used to play in a rock band. Steltzner's talk will explore both types of curiosity – the rover and the human attribute, and opine on where space exploration should head next. Sponsored by Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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  • Missy R.

    You'd think he was talking about the Mars spacecraft "Curiosity" but the word had a dual meaning. Great talk about how curiosity leads the human mind to explore and how that curiosity changed his life.

    March 27, 2014

  • Missy R.

    Lance and I are here. If anyone else is, I'm 10 rows from the front on the L. :)

    March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is him doing a TED talk about it:

    http://youtu.be/IvhurxOxid0

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Sara

      He covered all this last night at Lindenwood, plus another 22 minutes. Then he took questions from the audience for about 20ish minutes. Then he took one-on-one questions (plus photo/autograph) in the lobby.

      1 · March 26, 2014

  • Paul H.

    For anyone who can't make this event at Washington University, Adam Steltzner will also be at Lindenwood University the night before at 7pm on 3/25. It is a free event. http://www.lindenwood.edu/news/2014/1077.html

    March 18, 2014

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