Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Comet 'Lands' in Brooklyn May 28 - June 1

Rosetta Spacecraft modeled by Ian Shazell
This summer, a spacecraft named “Rosetta” will rendezvous with the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, having traveled for 10 years and 3.7 billion miles from Earth.

Rosetta -- a robotic spacecraft built and launched by the European Space Agency -- will attempt to send its lander "Philae" on the comet in November. This is the first time humans have ever tried to land on a comet, as far as we know.

Come to Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1 on May 28 – 30, and on June 1, from 10 am to 4 pm to explore a replica of the comet installation, learn about the Rosetta Mission, see elements from the mission and speak with a team of scientists and educators from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.

The event is part of the World Science Festival.

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