The International Space University-U.S. Alumni Association’s Washington, DC Chapter presents monthly Space Cafes! These events bring together prominent experts on space, ISU alumni, the space community, and the interested public in a casual forum that encourages interaction and discussion.
We are planning a grand celebration of our 35th anniversary year. Activities will include a special reception for Charter members, new HQ dedication and open-house, book signing event, an evening gala (where we will announce a recipient for the Cosmos Award), and more.
Space activities do not fit within a single policy domain, department, or agency, but it is the very fact that they engage so many aspects of a nation’s policymaking that make them so uniquely important.
After sailing across the solar system for over nine years, on July 14th NASA’s New Horizons will finally have its close encounter with Pluto. Even though images won’t be available for a few days after the flyby, fans around the world will gather to hear news from the spacecraft as it approaches the dwarf planet and its companions. Join us as The Planetary Society’s Mat Kaplan talks with New Horizons scientists and Pluto-watchers as we monitor the Applied Physics Lab’s live webcast, broadcast from Maryland.