The Future of American Manned Space Flight


stemcafeNow that the space shuttles are museum pieces, what are NASA’s plans for future American spaceflight? Come to NIU”s STEM Cafés ‘The Future of American Manned Flight’ this Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm to find out. Guest, Joel Knapper, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will reveal the current and future plans to get Americans back into space! Knapper is a trained NASA volunteer who brings information to local communities about the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s explorations and discoveries related to Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, asteroids, comets, Earth, and the solar system.

The event will be held at the Jane Fargo Inn,  335 W. State Street, in Sycamore this Tuesday. STEM Cafés are fun, casual gatherings where adults can eat, drink, and chat with STEM professionals about the latest  scientific research and breakthroughs. These events are free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the host restaurant. Visit their website to learn more.

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Gracie Mott
Grace Mott is an NIU alumni. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx. eWorldLinx also has made and maintains over 100, mostly local, business websites.