Virginia Squadron Hosts Webinar On Upcoming Lunar Flight With Mission Director
For the first time since the Apollo era in the early 1970’s, America is preparing to land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon. Now being built by a company in Pittsburgh named Astrobotic, the Peregrine lunar lander is on track to become the vanguard in a long series of lunar missions, both robotic and human. That landing slated for the second half of 2021 will open a new era in space flight that will see our nearest celestial neighbor become a hub of permanent human activity. Burke Composite Squadron of the Virginia Wing hosted Astrobotic’s Mission Director Mr. Sharad Bhaskaran on October 7, 2020 where he presented a fascinating look ahead at this history-making space flight. Following the meeting cadets and seniors from across the Mid Atlantic Region took part in a question and answer session.
You can watch the Webinar online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjlYGZn5q2A
More information about Astrobotic's Peregrine lander may be found at https://www.astrobotic.com/peregrine
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Capt Sara Demyanovich, CAP, Burke Composite Squadron