• Special Event with Planetary Resources

Special Event with Planetary Resources

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:00am
Special Event
Great Gallery

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Planetary Resources' team of engineers who have designed, built and operated spacecraft throughout the Solar System, including all of the recent U.S. Mars landers and rovers, are now developing the most advanced space technology ever and will make it publicly accessible. 

A diverse group of supporters, including Virgin's Sir Richard Branson, actor Seth Green, Star Trek's Brent Spiner (Data) and Rob Picardo (The Doctor), Bill Nye the Science Guy, futurist Jason Silva, and MIT astrophysicist Dr. Sara Seager, have joined forces with Planetary Resources to make access to space widely available for exploration and research.

On May 29 at 10:00 a.m. PDT in Seattle, and also streaming live, there will be a media event in the Great Gallery with Planetary Resources' Peter Diamandis, Eric Anderson and Chris Lewicki, as they, along with vlogger Hank Green, announce an unprecedented project that will change the way humanity explores the cosmos.  

At 3:30 p.m. Brent Spiner and Hank Green will host a community event in the gallery, streaming live for one hour. The event will allow museum visitors and the internet community to be engaged in the announcement activities in the Museum's Great Gallery.   

See you there! 

Program Highlights:

  • Gives students, teachers and the public access to the most innovative space observation technology ever built  - This technology would have cost US$100M+ to build and launch less than a decade ago; and today, it will be controlled by students around the world to explore the cosmos.
  • Offers the opportunity for the public to directly participate in cutting-edge citizen science and discovery - Delivers a resource to thousands of institutions and researchers in need of greater access to space to further their work and rate of scientific discovery. 
  • Invites the public to participate in Planetary Resources' asteroid mining mission - Anyone with an interest in space can play a role in opening up the Solar System for human activity.