Event showcases Cornell contributions to space exploration

Wed, 05/31/2017

A special event April 4 celebrated the history of Cornellians as pioneers in humankind's quest to discover the universe.

“This is Rocket Science: Cornell’s Contributions to Discovering the Universe,” treated alumni in D.C. to a discussion about Cornell’s contributions to space exploration, which dates back more than 100 years.

Sponsored by Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development, the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering, the event included an expert Cornell panel: Catharine Conley, planetary protection officer at NASA, Ellen Gertsen, senior operations research analyst with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at NASA Headquarters, Jonathan Lunine, professor and director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, and Mason Alan Peck, associate professor, Aerospace Engineering and Systems Engineering.

Watch the CornellCast video here.