Sending Office: Honorable Bill Posey
All, Just a reminder that our next Congressional Space Studies Session on NASA’s Space Science programs will be held THIS Friday, May 18 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Rayburn 2325 (please note the change in time for this session).
We are very pleased to have Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Directorate as our special guest speaker for this session.
Dr. Zurbuchen oversees all of NASA’s science missions and development programs. Previously, he was a Professor of Space Science and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was also the university’s founding director of the
Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering. Dr. Zurbuchen’s experience includes research in solar and heliospheric physics, experimental space research, space systems, and innovation and entrepreneurship. During his career, Dr. Zurbuchen has
authored or co-authored more than 200 articles in refereed journals on solar and heliospheric phenomena. He has been involved in several NASA science missions – Ulysses, the MESSENGER spacecraft to Mercury and the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE). He
has also been part of two National Academy standing committees, as well as various science and technology definition teams for new NASA missions.
Dr. Zurbuchen earned his Ph.D. In physics and a Master of Science degree in physics from the University of Bern in Switzerland. His honors include receiving the National Science and Technology Council Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers
(PECASE) Award in 2004, a NASA Group Achievement Award for the agency’s Ulysses mission in 2006, and the Swiss National Science Foundation Young Researcher Award in 1996-1997.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday afternoon at 2pm, and there is no need to register unless this is your first time attending a session. Please don’t hesitate contact me anytime with questions or for additional information on this
series or the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration.
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