Episode 41: Are We Alone? Solar Gravitational Lens Enterprise

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Date & Time
November 12, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone
Eastern Time
Location
Virtual
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About Episode 41

The Space Policy Show is pleased to hear from Tom Heinsheimer, Henry Helvajian and Kara Cunzeman as they discuss the underlying technology and the space architecture that will stand up a novel space observation mission designed to answer, “are we alone in the universe?”. Together with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerospace is currently refining the mission concept for a technology demonstration mission and eventual full-scale mission to seek answers to this age-old question. What kind of challenges will this mission face? How do we collect data from the far recesses of our solar system? How are we going to apply Einstein’s General Relativity to advantage? Tune in to learn more!