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Virginia Squadron Hosts Webinar On Upcoming Lunar Flight With Mission Director

October 18, 2020

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

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