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ISS Construction: Robots and Spacewalks

Presented by: Jordan Lindsey

What

This talk centers around flight control and training aspects of MOD (Mission Operations Directorate) from the perspective of an EVA Flight Controller. A behind the scenes look at astronaut training for EVA's and Robotic support will be covered, utilizing on-orbit photos and video. This presentation will be sure to wet the thirst of any want to be space traveler or NASA enthusiast.

Jordan grew up in rural south central Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University, earning a bachelor of science in both Physics and Mathematics in 2002. Upon graduating from WKU, Jordan attended the University of Cincinnati, earning a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 2004. Jordan currently serves as the EVA Skills Director at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. In the past eight years, Jordan has served as a flight controller in ISS Robotics and EVA groups. He has worked on multiple Space Shuttle Missions: STS-120, 126 & 131, as lead mission designer; as well as multiple ISS Increments: INC-16,27,35 & 42. For the last two years, Jordan has served as the EVA Skills Director, developing new Astronauts(foreign and domestic) for upcoming ISS Increments and preparing them for future EVA's.

This is the last open house of the school year. As a special treat, we will have door prize drawings for our guests. Come celebrate another great year with us!

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the moon, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting). This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

When and Where

Please note the later start time due to daylight savings!

Saturday, April 20th
8:00 PM - Introduction and Talk - Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Student Center
9:00 PM - Telescope Viewing - The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Cost

FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.