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RASC Vancouver Lecture: "Planetary Resources: Space Rocks into Space Resources"

This is the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver monthly meeting and is shared with the general public at no charge.

Speaker: Chris Lewicki, CEO of Planetary Resources, Seattle

Title: Planetary Resources: Space Rocks into Space Resources

Date: Thursday October 11 at 7:30PM

Location: BCIT, Building SW9, room 110

Mr. Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix Mars Lander.Lewicki performed system engineering development and participated in assembly, test and launch operations for both Mars missions. He was Flight Director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Surface Mission Manager for Phoenix. The recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, Lewicki has an asteroid named in his honor: 13609 Lewicki. Chris holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona. At Planetary Resources, Mr. Lewicki is responsible for the strategic development of the company’s mission and vision, engagement with customers and the scientific community, serves as technical compass, and leads day to day operations.

We meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, with astro-coffee, cookies, and juice served after the presentation.

Please join us for interesting and informative lectures on all aspects of astronomy and space-science, along with stimulating conversations!

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  • Leigh C.

    An excelent presentation by a very good speaker. I love it when I learn new things. I think that building a space economy will finally make us into a space faring race. Science will benefit by the continual presence in space either by man or by our robots. Like every step forward, the quest for new technologies will benefit all mankind. I look forward to another step forward within my lifetime.

    October 14, 2012

  • Carl G.

    Excellent. Mr. Lewicki's presentation was terrific. He is a wonderful speaker, very informative. And a very interesting topic. I have been reading their web site and other sources about their company and goals. Great stuff.

    October 12, 2012

  • J.Karl M.

    An original and thought-provoking talk about combining current space technology with planned exploration for planetary resources.

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Public Talk by Dr. Chris Lewicki. He is very knowledgeable about the topic. He only had one small computer glitch during his presentation that he managed to over come. I found it better and more interesting than his June 4-7, 2012 - 3rd Joint Space Resources Roundtable & PTMSS talk at the Colorado School of Mines. His pictures and video clips were also very good! (I wish I could do the same!)

    October 12, 2012

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    October 11, 2012

  • Norman S.

    Hello Howard. Would I be able to join the RASC Vancouver club at this meetup? Thx! See you Thursday.

    October 9, 2012

    • Leigh C.

      HI Norman, yes you can join at any of our meetings or online. Talk to Ciara at the meeting. Leigh

      October 9, 2012

  • Howard T.

    Hi edilberto: Welcome to the RASC Vancouver's Astronomy Meetup! We have coffee, cookies, and conversation after our lectures - usually our lecturers stay for awhile to answer questions, with many astronomy lovers, from beginners to experienced, hanging around to share opinions and information. Hope to meet you this Thursday!

    October 9, 2012

  • Leigh C.

    I have added the building and room number. For those who attended the August meeting, it is the same place. I am looking forward to this speaker.

    October 5, 2012

  • Beth

    I am wondering where the meeting on Thursday will be held at. Anyone know yet?

    September 7, 2012

    • Beth

      Thanks Patrick

      October 2, 2012

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