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Tech Talk: 196 Days Off the Planet

September 14, 2023 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am UTC

196 Days Off the Planet with Astronaut Dan Bursch
Dan Bursch will discuss the adventure of living in space during his stay on the International Space Station from December 2001 until June 2002. Through pictures and stories, he will discuss the challenges of working on an international program, and show just a few of the beautiful views of our spaceship Earth.
Selected by NASA in January 1990, Bursch became an astronaut in July 1991. His technical assignments included: Astronaut Office Operations Development Branch, working on controls and displays for the Space Shuttle and Space Station; Chief of Astronaut Appearances; spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in mission control. A veteran of four space flights, Bursch has logged over 227 days in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-51 (1993), STS-68 (1994) and STS-77 (1996) and served as flight engineer on the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition-Four (2001-2002). Dan Bursch and fellow astronaut Carl Walz have one of the longest single flights for US astronauts: 196 days in space. In January 2003, Bursch reported to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA for a two-year assignment as an instructor in the Space Systems Academic Group.  In June 2004 he was appointed Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Bursch retired from the Navy in July 2005 after 26 years of service.  He then joined the Aerospace Corporation and served as the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Advisor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey until his retirement in 2019.
 
 
Doors open: 6:00pm
Food: 6:15pm
Presentation: 6:30pm
Advance registration required! Refreshments (pizza, sandwiches, drinks) will be served at the presentation for pre-paid attendees only.
 

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