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Saturday, November 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
What Are We Currently Doing In Space?
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A layman's guide to what humans are up to in 2017 with space exploration and manned launches, as well as what we're planning in regards to planetary protection, asteroid mining, and constructing habitable environments.

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Earl Bennett

I was a product engineer on devices for the blind and deafblind individuals for twenty six years. I am currently working on production and q.c. test for Data Display Systems a producer of point of sales systems and in-store advertising devices and systems. I am now Lead Technician... Read More →
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Tobias Cabral

Tobias Cabral is a clinical psychologist, whose private practice (Serenity Psychology Services) is located in Langhorne, PA. He completed his undergraduate work at New York University and his Doctoral studies at Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. A lifetime... Read More →
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Mitchell Gordon

Mitchell Gordon is a writer and futurist from Philadelphia. He has been an urban planning journalist (M.U.P.)and Vice President of NSS PASA, the Phila. area chapter of the National Space Society. For many years he served as a program director for the Phila. Chapter of the World Future... Read More →
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Bob Hranek

I play Wargames (EPGS.org), EVEonline.com, run & drink with Hash House Harriers groups, and as a PT (Professional Thigmophiliast), I give excellent back rubs! I also have an understanding wife (she lets me come to conventions!) and 2 great grown kids. 6 years of computer programming... Read More →
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Frank O'Brien

Frank O'Brien is a spaceflight historian, primarily as a researcher for the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and is co-editor of the Apollo Flight Journal. He is the author of The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation (Springer, 2010). He has long been involved with museums... Read More →
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Dr. H. Paul Shuch

Dr. SETI is the name of the blatant exhibitionist who inhabits the body of noted author and educator Dr. H. Paul Shuch. A cross between Tom Lehrer and Carl Sagan, it is said that Dr. SETI sings like Sagan and lectures like Lehrer. Armed with a laptop computer and an acoustical guitar... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Two