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Launch Break: Extreme Explorers

May 4 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Astronaut waving - Launch Break A Speaker Series

Join us for lunch in space with our Launch Break speaker series!

No air? Low gravity. Dust everywhere!
Human and robotic explorers to other planets are presented with unique challenges to landing, moving around and operating on those surfaces. This is because the Moon, Mars and asteroids are all much smaller than Earth, don’t have it’s protective atmosphere and they have very rocky, dusty surfaces.
In this talk, Dr. Adrienne Dove will discuss some of these challenges and how we can do tests and experiments to understand them. We will also discuss how we are preparing our next explorers for these extreme environments.

Faculty from the UCF Physics Department and the UCF Planetary Sciences Group, and educators from Orlando Science Center, will help us blast off into space and explore our universe. These talks are collaborative efforts with the Orlando Science Center’s Planet Pioneers traveling exhibit. This exhibit helps you learn through the planet pioneers how to survive on another planet and travel to Mars and beyond! This exhibit will be on display through May 9, 2021.

This event is FREE, but you must RSVP HERE in advance to receive the virtual Zoom link to join.




May 4
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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