Coffee at the Cosmo on Thursday, March 18, will be presented by James Oberg, a former NASA contractor and NBC News Space Consultant. It is at 9 a.m. at the Cosmosphere and is free and open to the public.
Oberg is considered one of the world's leading authorities on Russian and Chinese space initiatives and exploration. He has written 12 books and more than 2,000 magazine and newspaper articles about different aspects of space flight. He has testified multiple times before Congress, and served as an on-air space expert for ABC News, CNN, Discovery Canada, the BBC, and other media outlets. He has been the NBC News Space Consultant since 2003.
Oberg's presentation is part of the ongoing Coffee at the Cosmo series. Coffee at the Cosmo is the third Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. and is always free. Enjoy coffee and pastries, meet new friends, and learn something new.
Oberg interprets space achievements as manifestations of human ingenuity and creativity. During his career, he has theorized about the future development of space technology, and how knowledge gained from space exploration can be used to protect Earth's biosphere. Oberg led the design of the initial orbit of the International Space Station.