Department of Aerospace Engineering

Back to Listing

How to Land on Mars - Routes to STEM Seminar Series

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Dept. of AE - Routes to STEM Seminar Series
Location
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, corner of Mathews & Nevada
Date
Mar 10, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Zachary R. Putnam
Cost
Free and lunch included
Contact
Debra Levey Larson
E-Mail
dlarson@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-2880
Views
111

This TED-style talk , with lunch provided, will be given by aerospace engineering Assistant Professor Zachary R. Putnam. It is a part of the Routes to STEM seminar series, designed to bring STEM topics to non-STEM audiences. About his talk, Putnam said. "To land on Mars, a spacecraft must decelerate from over 13,000 mph to 0 mph in about 5 minutes after travelling millions of miles through deep space. I'll discuss how current Mars landing systems work and promising new technologies that may enable humans to land on Mars in the future."

link for robots only