Michael J. Mackowski will be our guest speaker on April 7, 20
Astronomy fans: YOU are invited to a free conference!
Phoenix, AZ – The Phoenix Astronomical Society PASAZ.ORG is proud to announce that On the 22nd, during our 7:00 p.m. ZOOM Meet. Please join us via the following Zoom link:
Mr. Mackowski’s lecture is titled “Creating a Space-Fering Civilization – An Introduction to the National Space Society”
The National Space Society (NSS) is a space advocacy organization dedicated to the creation of a space civilization. Their vision is to use the vast resources of space to the benefit of mankind. While the concept of “space colonization” may seem scientific fiction, industrialists like Elon Musk (SpaceX) and Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin) consider the
establishment of off-Earth human settlements as part of their business plan and essential to the survival of the human race. This ambitious vision can be accomplished with a small step at a time, and NSS has established a set of milestones necessary to make progress towards this goal. There are local chapters all over the world, including here at Phoenix.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alex Vrenios, Secretary PAS
Date: April 7, 2022 Email: [email protected]
Mr. Mackowski retired from his position as an electrical systems engineer at Orbital ATK (now Northrop Grumman) in October 2018, after more than forty years in spacecraft design and area of development. He has worked on programs such as Landsat 8, Fermi and Swift gamma-ray observatories, the constellation of Iridium communications satellites, several NASA satellites and the space shuttle.
Mike is a longtime member of the NSS and was co-founder of the NSS chapter at St. Louis Space Frontier in the early 1980s. He has been involved with the Phoenix NSS chapter since 2000.
He is past president of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Phoenix Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Mr. Mackowski is also an Associate Member of the AIAA, Member of the AIAA History Committee, Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Fellow of the International Plastic Modelers Society and member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists.
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