Best-selling author and space historian Andrew Chaikin and a panel of experts, including Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, discuss the science of Project Apollo and the benefits to society of future planetary exploration.
Scaled Composites, an aviation and aerospace company located at the Mojave Spaceport in California, is a leader in air vehicle design and developmental flight tests of air and space vehicles.
Erik Lindbergh is a pilot, adventurer, artist, and entrepreneur. In 2017, after nearly a decade working in the electric aircraft industry, Erik and his partners started a new company called VerdeGo Aero to build electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) personal air taxis, which will transform the way people move around the planet.
Professor Missy Cummings, former U.S. Navy fighter pilot and the Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory at Duke University, will discuss how artificial intelligence is changing transportation systems, including drones, driverless cars, and flying cars.
Throughout earth’s history, tectonic plates have been driven into massive collisions with one another by the earth’s internal heat in convection currents over a thousand miles deep. In those collisions, the rocks of the plates have been deformed, compressed, metamorphosed, eroded, and deformed again and again. The rocks of northern Scotland preserve vivid, visible evidence of more collisions than almost anywhere else in the world, making it one of the best places to follow Sir Charles Lyell’s favorite dictum, “Go and see.”