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GUEST Speaker: Zach Amis from NASA

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Orbital Debris: The Hazards and Challenges

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office, located at the Johnson Space Center, is recognized world-wide for its initiative in addressing orbital debris issues.

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office has taken the international lead in conducting measurements of the environment and in developing the technical consensus for adopting mitigation measures to protect users of the orbital environment. Work at the Center continues with developing an improved understanding of the orbital debris environment and measures that can be taken to control debris growth.

Speaker Bio:

Zach Amis holds a B.A. in History from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has had a life-long interest in the exploration of space, having been inspired by astronauts from a very young age. He is excited at the work that NASA and JPL have done in the unmanned exploration of our solar system and is a strong advocate of further manned missions to the Moon, Mars, neighboring asteroids and beyond.

Earlier Event: August 19
PTO: Uniform Exchange
Later Event: August 27
PTO Meeting