Neil deGrasse Tyson Hosting Private Spaceflight

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This year’s Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History will be focused “selling space” and private spaceflight. It will be hosted by none other than Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, so if you can’t wait for this week’s Cosmos for your Tyson fix, watch here at 7:30PM EDT.

Proceeds from the debate, which honors museum supporter and incredibly influential science fiction author Isaac Asimov, go to fund the planetarium’s science and education programs. Here’s what they’ve got in store for you tonight, courtesy of the Museum’s event page:

Panelists for the debate will include:

Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation

Michael Gold, Director of DC Operations and Business Growth, Bigelow Aerospace

Serves as Chair of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee, Federal Aviation Administration

John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus, Space Policy & International Affairs, George Washington University

Space Policy analyst and historian

& More


WATCH LIVE @ 7:30 pm ET: ‘Selling Space’ – Private Spaceflight Debate in NYC