The Christa McAuliffe Space Center
Michael Holland was the Featured Speaker at the September Voyager Club Meeting
The Voyager Club at the Christa McAuliffe Space Center held its September Club Meeting on Saturday. The Voyager Club is the Space Center's aerospace club whose mission is to create a space faring civilization. The Voyager Club members make up the Space Center's volunteering force. There are over 100 members.
Michael Holland was the club's guest speaker on Saturday. Michael is working on a Master's Degree at BYU. He works for NASA's Kennedy Space Center on their Swamp Works. He also does software development for astronomical observatories. He is also the president of BYU's astronomy club. He and the Swamp Works team are developing mining robots to work on the moon's surface. The robots will be used to extract water from the moon's soil.
Michael spoke to me after the meeting and thanked me and the Space Center staff and volunteers for instilling in him his first love of space and space exploration when he was 13 years old. Michael was a frequent space center camper during his junior high days.
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