MSC SCONA Welcomes Former Astronauts To Go over The Long term Of Place Vacation, Exploration

MSC SCONA Welcomes Former Astronauts To Go over The Long term Of Place Vacation, Exploration

MSC SCONA, The Next Small Step: America


The Memorial University student Centre Pupil Convention On Nationwide Affairs (MSC SCONA) welcomes a few previous astronauts, now present leaders in the non-public and business place industries for, “The Following Modest Move: America’s New Area Age.” The plan starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M College campus.

Col. Mike Fossum '80 in his NASA space suit

Col. Mike Fossum ’80


Moderated by Col. Mike Fossum ‘80, USAF (Ret.), the dialogue will aim on area as a professional zone, military entrance, spy ring, economic chance and extra. Fossum, who invested 19 a long time as an astronaut, is a vice president at Texas A&M, the main running officer of Texas A&M-Galveston and superintendent of the university’s maritime academy.

“Space has captured the hearts and minds of People in america for generations and has remained a consistent matter of discourse in excess of the previous 60 a long time,” said Rockne Reid ’24, vice chair of logistics for MSC SCONA. “As the room domain improvements with subsequent-era know-how and missions, it is essential to examine how the United States operates in area now and what the foreseeable future retains. The MSC SCONA panel on area will do just this, fostering a spirited conversation on what the upcoming of room journey, exploration and exploitation will glance like.”

Panelists for the discussion involve retired astronauts:

  • Garrett Reisman, senior advisor in the commercial house market
  • Tim Kopra, U.S. Military (Ret.), acting CEO of Nanoracks LLC, a non-public house organization

“Col. Fossum, Dr. Reisman and Col. Kopra are deeply educated on the possible of the U.S. in room, but far more importantly they are passionate,” mentioned Cameryn Jones, vice chair of communications for MSC SCONA. “This dynamic group will depart the viewers sensation far more fascinated in, curious about, and engaged with the nationwide conversation of area than at any time before.”

Tickets are readily available at the MSC Box Business, situated on the very first ground of Rudder Tower. Tickets will also be accessible at the doorway with admission $5 for learners and $8 for the community. Veterans and their company will be admitted free of charge of cost.

“I’m energized for MSC SCONA’s drop system since it’s making an attempt to contextualize what we’re hearing all in excess of campus: Area is critical to Texas A&M,” claimed Ethan Finney ‘24, chair of MSC SCONA. “Over the summer, a lot of information arrived out that as an corporation Texas A&M is putting a wonderful quantity of methods above the subsequent few of decades to bringing research centered on room to campus. I assume this panel could be a wonderful possibility to listen to a lot more about what that means for Aggies and what it means for our community.”