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SpaceX Engineer will discuss 'Making Life Multiplanetary' with The Explorers Club –Watch It Live!

by Evelyn Arevalo September 13, 2020

SpaceX Engineer will discuss 'Making Life Multiplanetary' with The Explorers Club –Watch It Live!

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The Explorers Club announced it will host a virtual public lecture tomorrow, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. with SpaceX Principle Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster, who will be interviewed by Astronaut Richard Garriott de Cayeux. The event will be live-streamed at The Explorers Club website: explorers.org

UPDATE: The virtual lecture was cancelled 'due to unforeseen circumstances.'

 

SpaceX’s ultimate mission is to enable life on Mars, the aerospace company is actively developing the technologies and spacecraft that will make that a reality. Wooster will discuss how SpaceX plans to ‘Make Life Multiplanetary.’ He is currently working on “the technical development of deep space architecture and vehicles, including precursor activities and human-scale systems,” according to The Explorers Club’s announcement. Wooster will talk about SpaceX’s efforts to make spaceflight accessible and how the company aims to provide large-scale transportation to the Moon and Mars.

 

SpaceX launched their first crewed flight this year. A Falcon 9 rocket carried a pair of NASA astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. SpaceX officially returned human spaceflight capabilities to the United States. NASA had not deployed astronauts to orbit from American soil in nearly a decade, SpaceX demonstrated their spacecraft is safe and reliable to transport humans to space. Wooster previously worked as SpaceX Manager of spacecraft guidance, navigation and control, overseeing Dragon missions; Including assessing vehicle performance and integrated system design. He also led the development of navigation systems and space-to-space communications.

Now, as Mars development engineer, Wooster is working on the company’s next-generation launch vehicle -Starship. It will be a massive two-stage, spacecraft-rocket duo mostly made out of stainless steel. Starship will be capable of launching tons of cargo and transport 100 passengers on long-duration voyages to the moon and Mars.

Starship is currently under its initial phase of development at the company’s South Texas facility in Boca Chica Beach, where multiple stainless-steel prototypes are under assembly and two have already conducted low-altitude test flights which showcased SpaceX teams’ engineering talent. During tomorrow’s presentation, Wooster is expected to offer more insight towards the spacecraft’s development and the company’s timeline leading to landing on Mars.




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