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Photos: The Association of Space Explorers Community Day Lands at UH Cullen College of Engineering

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Inez Hutchinson
Association of Space Explorers brings international astronauts at UH for Community Day on Oct. 16, 2019. Astronauts from NASA, ESA, Roscosmos and JAXA visited classes across

UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and students celebrated the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) Symposium Community day on Wednesday, October 16.

The day-long event featured discussions and class visits with astronauts, who shared their passions for space exploration, and described the opportunities and challenges of returning to the Moon and traveling on to Mars.

The space explorers also participated in a STEM panel discussion led by Olga Bannova, director of the space architecture program at UH, and visited the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) department.

The goal of this community event is to generate public awareness about human space exploration and to inspire students in STEM.

SICSA offers comprehensive orbital and planetary facility research, planning and design services to NASA and other major aerospace companies. The center is widely regarded as the world’s leading academic organization for the planning and design of habitats in space and other extreme environments.

To learn more about the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA), click here.

To view pictures from ASE Community Day, click here.

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