NASA pursues its mission to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of mankind with dozens of missions that constantly send data regarding our planet, our solar system, our universe, and our species. This presentation will review a few recent missions, particularly those launched in 2018, America’s return to human spaceflight, and some ongoing and ending missions.
Dr. Willie Yee is a Solar System Ambassador sponsored by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. He is past president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association and member of the Rockland Astronomy Club. He has received numerous awards for both observing and outreach activities from the Amateur Observer’s Society, the Astronomical League, and NASA’s Night Sky Network. His other interests include jazz guitar, recumbent bicycling, American Red Cross volunteering, Star Trek, and magic.