This presentation describes how the US led the international cooperation between 16 nations, including Russia, in developing the International Space Station (ISS), which has been continuously occupied for two decades. Not a description of detailed construction history, this talk focuses on the challenges of culture, language, and technical approaches in developing ISS training, operations, and safety for astronauts and cosmonauts. Information about NASA and commercial programs for crew transportation, Moon, Mars, and space tourism will be part of the discussion.
(Included: Pizza, coffee / hot tea, bottled water, snacks, soda)
El Segundo Public Library
111 West Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, CA
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics