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Monday, February 28, 2011

Coffee at the Cosmo - March 17 - Going Green in Space

Coffee at the Cosmo on Thursday, March 17, is entitled, “Going Green in Space.” It is at 9 a.m. at the Cosmosphere and is free and open to the public.

NASA was recycling long before it was trendy. Because of the cost of manufacturing such specialized items, and transporting them into space, NASA always looked for ways to conserve and reuse. Even the Command Module from the famed Apollo 13 mission had items removed for use on future missions. The Cosmosphere was instrumental in gathering the pieces back together for the restoration, and is pleased to have the Command Module on display in the Hall of Space Museum.

Space travel necessitated coming up with ways to get the most from all they were transporting – from food and water to the hardware. Tools often had dual purposes and could be reused.

Coffee at the Cosmo is an ongoing series of free presentations at the Cosmosphere. It’s 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.

Upcoming Topics Include:
April 21, 2011 “First in Space: Yuri Gagarin and 50 years of Russian Spaceflight”
May 19, 2011 “From the Sea to the Stars: 50 years of Naval Aviation in Spaceflight”

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