Former Cosmosphere camper, counselor to speak about current work at NASA

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Michael Staab, a former Cosmosphere camper and counselor, will speak Sept. 17 at the Cosmosphere about his current project at NASA: the Cassini spacecraft.

"Perspectives from Saturn: Cassini's Two-Decade Exploration of the Ringed World" is the title of his presentation.

Staab is a Wichita native and graduate of Maize High School. He received a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and now is a mission control engineer for Cassini and a mission systems engineer for the Mars 2020 rover at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

He also is working toward a doctorate in aerospace engineering.

The presentation will be at 10 a.m. in the Justice Planetarium at the Cosmosphere. Afterward, the Cosmosphere will show "Oasis in Space," about the search for liquid water in the solar system.

The cost to attend is $5 per person and tickets can be purchased by calling (620) 662-2305 or (800) 397-0330.

Cosmosphere members may attend for free.