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NASA Public Talk at Kahilu Theatre

February 25, 2015, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated February 25, 12:43 PM
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Charles Bolden, a NASA Administrator, will hold a free public talk at Kahilu Theatre on March 13 at 7 p.m.

During the presentation, Bolden will discuss America’s space program and the challenges that the agency is facing in regards to the missions of tomorrow.

With an orbiting laboratory such as the International Space Station and the growing abilities of commercial providers to reach space, in addition to a new rocket and crew vehicle to travel to deep space, NASA is extending the human reach into the solar system.

NASA currently has a spacecraft heading toward Jupiter and Pluto, in addition to one roving on Mars. These spacecrafts are in search of planets that have the potential to harbor life beyond us.

Additionally, the agency has an unprecedented mission in the planning stages to capture and redirect an asteroid to an orbit near Earth.

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NASA has been a one-sixth partner in the W.M. Keck Observatory since 1996.

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