Final Meeting for 2015

All:

I know many will be traveling and more will be comatose from over eating, but save some time and energy for our last meeting of the year!

We are meeting this Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 6:30pm. Location is Spaghetti Warehouse off of 15th St and Rt75 in Plano!

This is our last meeting of the year,so we can go over all our accomplishments as well as plans for next year. From successful activities ranging from the Dallas County Science Fair to a record breaking URC, to a great national convention and a record setting Moon Day show, we had a great year, and we plan to make it even better next year!

Nationally, we saw the SLS pass critical design review, the confirmation of liquid water just below the surface on Mars, the huge hit movie ‘The Martian’ popularize near term Mars Exploration, an incredible flyby of Pluto, and NASA announced that in December they will be seeking astronaut candidates for potential deep space missions (no, I’m not kidding, so get your resumes ready!). Space has not had this much excitement since the 60’s!

BUT! There’s more! We have a special guest this Sunday. Aylyffe Martin, who works for Hilton Worldwide, will be presenting her ideas on building a Hotel in Space. This has gotten some interest at Hilton Hotels, and was presented to our local friends at NSST. Please come out and hear what Alyssa has to say! (Thank you, Don, for helping to set this up!)

See you Sunday!

Kurt

Note from the Editor: I offer my apologies for taking so long to update the web site. Life intervenes from time to time, but please don’t worry for the future of DallasMars.org. We do plan to keep it going.
– Greg

New Book: The Martian

It’s fairly well researched & much more scientifically plausible
than Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Also, it’s already been optioned by
20th Century Fox, so it may end up on the big screen someday (I bet
the title will be changed, if it does).

http://www.amazon.com/The-Martian-Novel-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00EMXBDMA

Mark