This year marks the 300th birthday for a great American Hero, Benjamin Franklin, who was born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts…. Ben was one of the Founders of the United States, was a prominent political figure, statesman, newspaper editor, printer, merchant, diplomat, writer, philanthropist, and scientist. . . . → Read More: Where are the heroes?
What: The second presentation in the Engineering Excellence in the 21st Century Distinguished Lecture Series Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX Space Exploration Technologies When: Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 7:30 p.m. Where: Burruss Hall Auditorium on the Virginia Tech campus Cost: Free SpaceX is developing a family of launch vehicles intended to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of access to space. With its Falcon 1, Falcon 5 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, SpaceX is able to offer light, medium and heavy lift capabilities to deliver spacecraft into any inclination and altitude, from low Earth orbit to geosynchronous orbit to planetary missions. . . . → Read More: SpaceX Presentation