Learn about the latest in manned space flight on March 13

This artist's rendering represents a concept of the Orion spacecraft docked to the International Space Station in Earth-orbit. Image courtesy NASA

Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Planetarium Specialist Katy Downing for SkyQuest: Humans in Space on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Downing will provide her annual overview of what is currently happening in the world of manned space flight in the Center’s Schuele Planetarium. The presentation will include the latest information on the astronauts aboard the International Space Station and the progress of the Orion Spacecraft, which was designed by NASA to carry astronauts to destinations in deep space, including an asteroid and Mars.

SkyQuest will also cover the latest developments of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX, including a discussion about its March 2 launch of the Crew Dragon test flight and its significance as the first test flight of a privately built crewed spacecraft to carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

“This is one of my favorite topics to present – I love learning about space travel and the amazing advancements humankind has made in exploring the unknown,” said Downing. “I am excited to share the hard work and progress made by NASA and private manufacturers such as SpaceX toward achieving this global goal.”

Tickets for SkyQuest: Humans in Space are $8 each and can be purchased online at www.lensc.org or over the phone by calling 440-871-2900.

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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