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Tri-Valley Stargazers hosting astronaut to reflect on space flight

James H. Newman speaking at special meeting in Livermore on Friday

Astronaut James H. Newman (left) on STS-88 with Sergei Krikalyov. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

The Tri-Valley Stargazers are hosting astronaut James H. Newman at their next meeting, Friday evening (April 19). Newman served on four NASA space shuttle missions, including the fourth Hubble servicing mission.

His subject will be "Reflections on Human Space Flight: Why Single-Planet Species Don't Survive," starting with his personal reminiscences about the first assembly mission for the International Space Station. Newman will also review some of Hubble's accomplishments, talk about the topic of the definition of intelligence, and, lastly, the perspective needed to ensure long-term species survival.

Newman received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1978 and master's and doctorate degrees in physics from Rice University in 1982 and 1984. His teaching and research interests include the use of CubeSats and other very small satellites for focused research of National interest, including space computing, distributed ground stations, unique sensors, and the use of hands-on, laboratory projects to motivate the research and learning process.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and the show-and-tell portion of the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by Newman's talk, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1893 N. Vasco Road in Livermore.

The meeting is free and open to the public, no reservations needed. For more information, go to trivalleystargazers.org.

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