SpaceFest V
May 25, 2013Public
Photo: With Alan Bean of Apollo 12... fourth man to set foot on the surface of our Moon! Also later part of the Skylab II (3) mission.
Photo: Eico with Lightspeed Leo, and John... both come all the way from Germany & Wales!
Photo: Dave Scott talking to Amjad, and Jim McDivitt cracking up over something in the background...
Photo: With Gemini & Apollo astronaut + moonwalker Dave Scott!
Photo: Great lecture by JPL's Marc Rayman about the DAWN ion propulsion craft mission, which has studied the asteroid Vesta, and is next heading to Largest-Asteroid-slash-Dwarf-Planet Ceres.
Photo: Goofing with Dr. Leslie Young of the Southwest Research Institute, with a model of the New Horizons craft -- currently en route to Pluto!
Photo: Lunchtime! Richard waits patiently while Shuttle Astronaut Bruce McCandless picks the perfect piece of chicken...
Photo: Gemini XI and Apollo 12's Dick Gordon explains NASA astronaut selection process to a young visitor from Russia.
Photo: With Supercool CSM pilot Richard Gordon!
Photo: Apollo EECOM and no-nonsense NASA-autobiographer Sy Liebergot shares his thoughts on Apollo 13
Photo: With childhood hero Jack Lousma of Skylab II (3) -- the first program I watched on TV!  He's also a veteran of STS-3 Columbia
Photo: My favorite slide of the day, a crisp GEM of a photo by Cassini, presented by Dr. Carolyn Porco
Photo: Cassini guru & Star Trek consultant Carolyn Porco, with British particle physicist and LHC rock star, Brian Cox
Photo: Porco & Cox packed the house!!
Photo: Taking notes for tomorrows' schedule, suffering from FOMO! (FearOfMissingOut)
Photo: Met miss Libbydoodle! Thought Michael Collins' artwork was a good backdrop for our first photo, LOL!
Photo: Professional Diver & Salvage guru Curt Newport tells us about his 14-year search for Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell capsule... finally found near Cape Canaveral, nearly 3 miles down!
Photo: Caught up with the amazing Carolyn Porco, one of the most brilliant planetary scientists alive today -- she was also a consultant on Carl Sagan's "Contact" and the last Star Trek film!  Also, British rock star & particle physicist (really!), Brian Cox!
Photo: Hey, the Bad Astronomy guy!! Phil Plait Himself!
Photo: Plait covered Mars Curiosity... definitely one of the funniest talks of the day!
Photo: I love how he made it sound like *I* was doing HIM a favor, LOL...
Photo: With Richard & Phil at the luncheon
Photo: Evening cocktail party!  With Sawyer and Apollo 7 astronaut, Walt Cunningham!
Photo: Put my camera over my head to get a wide shot of the room, and happened to catch Fred Haise meandering about and grinning.