Lecture: Lone Star and Red Star: "From Sputnik to Mars" by Dr. Alexander Martynov
Wed, September 29, 2010 • 7:00 PM • Waggener 201
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the UT Center for Space Research and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Huston-Tillotson University present:
Lecture: Lone Star and Red Star: "From Sputnik to Mars"
Dr. Alexander Martynov, Foreign Relations Department, Korolev Space Center, Russia
Dr. Martynov will discuss Russian and US achievements in space, including collaborations on the International Space Station. He will also discuss current research leading to the development of a manned flight to Mars and the practical applications of such research. Dr. Martynov worked in the Russian Mission Control Center from 1968 until 1992 as Head of the Ballistics Department. He designed re-entry modules and controlled their flights to provide a soft landing on Earth, Mars, and Venus. A Doctor of Technical Science, he is the author of 120 scientific articles and 6 books dedicated to spacecraft motion control in planetary atmospheres.