Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering Professor Dr. Dianne DeTurris gave a compelling and quite funny talk on how this whole commercial space flight thing is going to get off the ground (I couldn’t resist) at Science Cafe on January 11, 2012.
Highlights included her thoughts on life “out there” in the universe during the Q&A, as well as the story of how she became interested in aerospace (it has to do with oil in the 1970s). Also, hotels in space!
Find the audio below. The photo above is from her slide presentation, courtesy of Kennedy Library Flickr.
At 21:44 in the podcast Dr. DeTurris refers to the event poster design by Hallie Helbert, so here it is for your reference:
UPDATE: Here is the short video interview with Dr. DeTurris.
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