Next Wednesday, the Princeton Astrobiology Club is sponsoring a free public event where you, as well as Princeton students and faculty, can discuss with space professionals NASA’s new initiative to fly to the Moon and Mars in the coming decades.

Harrison Schmitt, a geologist who logged 22 hours on the moon as the Apollo 17 lunar module pilot; and Jim Wetherbee, a veteran of six space missions and commander of five, will attend, as well as Bill Parsons, deputy director of the Kennedy Space Center and former space shuttle program manager; and George Whitesides, a 1996 Princeton graduate who is executive director of the National Space Society, a citizen advocacy group.

The afternoon lecturers will be joined in the evening panel discussion by Princeton faculty members Jeremy Kasdin, Tullis Onstott and Ed Turner.

Topics expected to be covered include scientific work, safety and the future of the U.S. space program and of space tourism.

For more information, contact David Smith or James Wray at

Human Spaceflight Forum (Lectures)
Where: Peyton Hall auditorium, Princeton University, N.J.
When: Wednesday, May 10, 2 to 6 p.m.

What: Human Spaceflight Forum (Panel Discussion)
Where: McCosh 50, Princeton University, N.J.
When: Wednesday, May 10, 7:30 to 9 p.m.