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Space Stories 2017

Space Stories is a day devoted to the exploration of space, both on the commercial and private sides. Speakers include former NASA Shuttle astronaut Sandy Magnus FN'10, former NASA astronaut and Columbia University professor Mike Massimino FR'14, acclaimed Pluto planetary scientist and Commercial Spaceflight Federation Chairman Alan Stern FN'17, private space citizen Greg Olsen MN'07, Grammy-award winning composer and space enthusiast Eric Whitacre, and filmmaker Eliza McNitt. We will end the day with a live recording of StarTalk All-Stars, featuring the day's speakers as panelists.

If you cannot make the event here in New York, but would still like to join us or listen to the amazing presentations, please just visit on Saturday, October 7th. The entire event will be streaming live, embedded right on the homepage.


8:45 AM: Light Breakfast + Morning Reception
9:30 AM: Planetary scientist and Commercial Spaceflight Federation Chairman Alan Stern FN '17
10:30 AM: Exploring Legends Interview with former Shuttle Astronaut Sandy Magnus FN '10 interviewed by Jim Clash FR '99
11:30 AM: Alan Stern Returns with more stories from Pluto and beoynd
12:30 PM: Lunch, followed by short film: "Dot of Light" presented by filmmaker Eliza McNitt
1:30 PM: Private Space Citizen Greg Olsen MN '07
2:30 PM: Grammy Award winning composer Eric Whitacre
3:30 PM: Exploring Legends Interview with Club Fellow, former Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino interviewed by Jim Clash FR '99
4:30 PM: StarTalk All-Stars, hosted by Mike Massimino FR’14 with a panel of the day's speakers, recorded Live from The Explorers Club
5:30 PM: Wrap-up meet and greet + book signing


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Top Photo: Sandy Magnus' Shuttle mission, STS-135 (the final Space Shuttle flight)

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