Space scientist Jennifer Kalmanson; “The case for space”, August 20, 2012

Jennifer Kalmanson

Jennifer Kalmanson

On Monday, August 20, 2012 FS will proudly host space scientist Jennifer Kalmanson. Her 7:00 PM presentation, “The Case for Space”, will address the end of the Space Shuttle program and the uncertain future for NASA. She will address the question, “What can freethinkers do to keep space exploration alive and well?”

Kalmanson has worked in the aerospace/defense industry since 1998.  As a Senior Principal Engineer for Orbital Sciences Corporation, she worked on the Robotic Refueling Mission, successfully launched on Space Shuttle Mission STS-135 and placed on the International Space Station for refueling demonstrations in 2012. Her projects have included the Hubble Space Telescope’s 2009 repair mission, the LandSat Data Continuity Mission, the Dawn Interstellar Mission and the Space Technology 9 Solar Sail Mission.

Kalmanson presenting Bill Nye with the 2010 Humanist of the Year award.
Kalmanson presenting Bill Nye with the 2010 Humanist of the Year award.

In addition to her technology work, she is a Humanist Celebrant, the WASHline Editor at Washington Area Secular Humanists, and serves on the Boards of Directors of both the Institute for Humanist Studies and the American Humanist Association. Kalmanson is a widely sought speaker for both space science and Humanism.

This presentation will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in the Skyline Room located on the upper floor of the building. Use the elevator located at the right side in the back of the library foyer to enter the Skyline Room. There will be additional Freethought Society literature and information available to attendees.

Please RSVP via our Meetup or our Facebook Events Page.

July/August 2012 FS Newsletter

 Here is the July/August 2012 PDF Freethought Society (FS) newsletter.

July August FS 2012 Newsletter

In this newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • What did you think of the 2012 Reason Rally?, by Margaret Downey
  • Reason Rally Photos
  • Center for Inquiry 2012 Women’s Conference, by Margaret Downey
  • Photos from the Women’s Conference
  • Reflections of a “Polyg Kid,” by Terry Block
  • Freethought Society’s Sister Group in Haiti, by Billy Almoza
  • A cartoon by Dan Piraro
  • Photos of the Haiti Solar Box Cooker Project
  • Enjoying FS’s St. Croix Cottage on the Beach, by Michael DeLaurentis
  • The Life of Joe Fox, by Margaret Downey
  • The Anti-Discrimination Support Network – 17 Years Strong,  Adapted from a Freethought Examiner article by Carol Everhart Roper
  • A Four-Month Activities Calendar

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