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a free speaker series event featuring
Dr. Susan Kurtik
 Out of this World:

 "What it means to be a
Solar System Ambassador"
2nd mailing

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About Susan Kurtik

Dr. Susan Kurtik worked on Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL)  deep space missions, including Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, various Asteroid and Comet Missions, and the Mars orbiter and lander missions for 26 years before retiring. She was responsible for managing telecommunications service support for missions using NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN), including NASA missions and our international partners, ESA, JAXA, and ISRO, missions. She teamed with brilliant engineers and scientists involved in space exploration around the world and witnessed all mission critical events in the JPL Deep Space Operations Center. Her most recent experiences included support for landing the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, helping ESA land on a comet, and helping India reach Mars on their first mission to the red planet. Susan currently uses her position as a Solar System Ambassador to inspire people, young and adult, with the wonder, excitement, challenges and joy of deep space exploration. Dr. Kurtik holds an MS degree in Physical Chemistry from UCLA and a PhD in Computer Science from UCSB. 

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Videos of recent DMF Talks on vimeo

The DMF committees are actively looking for volunteers who would be interested
in the following roles: Hospitality: Meet & Greet/Special Events | DMF Talks | Young Del Mar |
Cultural Arts: First Thursdays | Summer Twilight Concerts

Interested? Contact us at: Info@DelMarFoundation.org