Meet with Ed Lu
October 21, 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
TEDxHongKongSalon: Meet with Sentinel Mission CEO and former NASA Astronaut Ed Lu
Astronauts and Asteroids
21 October, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Free Admission. RSVP Required!
THE SENTINEL MISSION:
BUILD A SPACECRAFT. MAP SPACE. TRACK ASTEROIDS.
At this salon, Sentinel Mission CEO and former NASA Astronaut Ed Lu will share his mission to build Sentinel, the world’s first privately-funded infrared telescope.
The goal: Creating the first comprehensive map of our inner solar system, showing the positions and trajectories of asteroids that may hit Earth – while there’s still time to do something about it.
Ed will present and then open up to Q&A, which will be supported in-room only.
ABOUT ED LU
Astronaut Ed Lu is leading the Sentinel Mission, the first privately funded space machine to save the planet from asteroids. A NASA astronaut, Ed has logged 206 days in space over three missions, building and manning the International Space Station. He has seen first hand the wonder of our universe, and the craters left on our Earth and moon from asteroid impacts. Ed cofounded the Sentinel Mission with Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and serves as its CEO.
An explorer who loves mapping the unknown, Ed surveyed oceans at Liquid Robotics, led Google’s efforts to map neighborhoods, and is working on unveiling secrets of the inner solar system for the Sentinel Mission. A graduate of Cornell, he has a Ph.D. from Stanford, and has numerous commendations, including receiving NASA’s highest honor: The Distinguished Service Medal.