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The Explorer I Mission and the Discovery of Earth’s Radiation Belts: Event and Webcast
Wednesday, January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
On January 31, 1958, the first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, was launched from Cape Canaveral, and with it began 60 years of extraordinary technological and scientific advances. The Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Explorer 1 mission and the associated discovery of the Earth’s radiation belts on January 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. The agenda will focus on scientific and technological advances over the last 60 years, beginning with the history of the mission and radiation belt discoveries and continuing with the latest results from the NASA’s Van Allen Probes and missions observing the Earth system. The event will conclude with presentations on the frontiers of space science.
Register to attend the event in person or watch the webcast online at radiationbelts.eventbrite.com.