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NASA’s Artemis Program Explained on Facebook Live on Friday, July 17 at 11 a.m. PDT

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is hosting a special Facebook Live Event with Dr. Jenny Gruber explaining NASA’s Artemis Program to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024. The event takes place this Friday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to noon Pacific Daylight Time, the Museum announced today.

The Facebook Live Event can be viewed at

The Artemis program will use innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before.Dr. Gruber currently serves as the Cross Program Integration Lead for the Human Landing System for the Artemis program. Following her presentation, she will participate in a moderated Q&A with Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the Museum. (Fun Fact: Artemis is Apollo’s twin sister.)

“Dr. Gruber’s presentation on NASA’s Artemis Program perfectly aligns with our mission to inspire, educate and celebrate the next generation of innovative American space exploration,” said Kidrick. “Sending the first woman and next man to the Moon is the first step in even deeper space travel, including sending humans to Mars. The future is now!”

Dr. Gruber graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 1999. During her time at BU, she was a cooperative education student at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. In 2002, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Gruber joined NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a full time employee in the fall of 2002 and spent nine years in the Flight Design and Dynamics Division of the Flight Operations Directorate, where she was a Flight Dynamics Officer (commonly known as FIDO) in Space Shuttle Mission Control. She served as the Entry FIDO for STS-135, the last Shuttle mission.

In October 2018, Dr. Gruber left Flight Operations to work on the Artemis Campaign, which aims to return humans to the Moon -- this time to stay and prepare for human exploration of Mars.

The entire event can be viewed at

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