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Explorers Club Lecture: SpaceX - Making Life Multiplanetary WIth Paul Wooster

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020

Location: US,

Public Lecture Live Stream - Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm ET

SpaceX aims to enable humanity to explore other planets and become a multi-planet species by revolutionizing access to space. Paul Wooster will provide an overview of their efforts to drastically decrease the cost of access to space and provide large scale transportation to the Moon and Mars.

Paul Wooster is Principal Moon & Mars Development Engineer at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), where he is a lead in the technical development of deep space architecture and vehicles, including precursor activities and human-scale systems.

He previously served as SpaceX’s Manager of Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control, overseeing the integrated system design, fault tolerance, and vehicle performance associated with Dragon missions to the International Space Station. While at SpaceX, Wooster has led the development of a diverse set of capabilities, including space-to-space communications, relative navigation, and proximity operations with the ISS.

Paul previously served as a Research Scientist in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where his research included the design and evaluation of a wide range of human exploration system architectures and the development of strategies for affordable human exploration of the Moon and Mars. While at MIT, Wooster also led a multi-university team in the preliminary design of a small, partial gravity research satellite and conducted initial prototype work on a number of spacecraft and payload sub-systems. He earned both his B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the National Academies’ Space Studies Board.

Hosted by astronaut Richard Garriott, please join us on Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm, streaming live on our homepage at and on our Facebook Live!

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