July 2, 2022

What’s Next For NASA? Illustrated Talk by Lon Seidman at Essex Library

Lon Seidman and Space Shuttle Atlantis on the launch pad

Connecticut has played an important role throughout the history of the space program, with both space suits and fuel cells manufactured by companies here in the state. Essex resident Lon Seidman and a few colleagues were granted media access to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to learn more about the Connecticut contributions to space exploration and be a part of the final missions of the Space Shuttle program. The Essex Library will host an illustrated talk by Lon Seidman on Thursday, February  16 at 7 p.m.

Over the course of a year the team witnessed and documented the final launches and landings of the three remaining orbiters, had an exclusive tour inside Space Shuttle Discovery, and visited companies working on the next generation of space vehicles that will carry Americans into space.

Lon will show plenty of pictures and video of these unique and up-close experiences and talk about where space exploration is headed next. The program is free and open to all. The Essex Library is at 33 West Avenue; please call 860-767-1560 to register, or for more information.