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Cocktails & Cosmos: How (Not) to Crash into a Planet

  • One Tranquility Base
  • Huntsville, AL 35805-3399

We watch the launches on live television and we see the images sent back from space probes and rovers, but we don’t often consider the complicated engineering it took to get them there without crashing into or missing the destination entirely. Can a spacecraft simply make a beeline for another world? What is the difference in trying to land a robot versus a human on Mars? In this show, we’ll delve into launches, the seven-minute terror of landing on Mars, and a crash course in orbital mechanics (which we promise to keep short and sweet). Come learn how to get from A to B in outer space.

  • November 8, 2019
  • Location: One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cocktails & Cosmos: How (Not) to Crash into a Planet