We're hosting these events in partnership with Speakeasy, an early-stage startup offering intimate, online events with fascinating speakers and performers. Their vision is to bring the vibrancy of a university campus to people everywhere.
Overhead and out of sight, an infrastructure of satellites supports our globally-connected society. Like any industry on the ground, however, the space industry also produces waste byproducts, and this waste circulates alongside our valuable satellites. In this fascinating talk with historian of science Lisa Ruth Rand, we'll discuss how space junk became a threat, examine the non-human forces in space and on earth that have played an important role in this history, and explore the challenges faced by those who wish to fix the problem.
We're offering a limited number of tickets for this event so that everyone who attends can ask questions and engage in the discussion if they'd like. We hope to create an intimate vibe, as if we're all together in someone's living room, so we'd ask that you keep your video camera on throughout the event.
Entrance into the event is on a first come, first serve basis. Once we hit capacity, we will not be able to allow additional people into the event. Please plan accordingly.
MIT COVID-19 Response Funds
In exchange for the value you receive from this event, we ask that you make a donation (in an amount of your choosing) to the MIT Covid-19 Response Funds.
Funds will support:
MIT COVID-19 Research Fund
Gifts to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise, and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs including through the Medical Outreach and Crisis Management Team led by Professor Elazer Edelman, such as donations of personal protective equipment. Gifts will also support the work of Project Manus under Professor Martin Culpepper for projects including the design and mass manufacture of disposable face shields.
MIT COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Gifts to support MIT faculty and researchers addressing various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, portable ventilators, AI solutions, and improved protective equipment.
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