Following San Diego County Public Health Authority guidance the Museum will be temporarily closed starting July 7, 2020.

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

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is hosting a proprietary Facebook Live event where Dr. Jenny Gruber will explain the Artemis program, NASA’s effort to send the first woman and next man to the Moon in 2024. The Artemis program will use innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before!

The Artemis program will use innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before.

San Diego, Calif. – 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 www.Facebook.com/SDASM.

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 www.Facebook.com/SDASM.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California’s official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Now Open: “SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure,” an informative, educational, interactive -- and most of all FUN! -- experience for the whole family, with selfie stations on the Moon and Mars, and hands-on learning experiences for explorers of all ages. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Museum is temporarily re-closed to the public in the interest of public health concerns.

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