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Craig Ihde


Ambassador Since 2001

Pasadena, California 91107
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Craig Ihde Craig Ihde has made hundreds of presentations describing NASA missions. He has worked with scientists and astronomers at Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the Lodestar Astronomy Center, Albuquerque. He has also spoken throughout Southern California, including Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles.

Topics Craig presents include:

Deep Space Network (DSN) The unique worldwide network of spacecraft tracking facilities

Planetquest-Exoplanet Exploration-The search for new Earths

The Twin Voyagers-Where no spacecraft has gone before

Mars Sciencelab, aka "Curiosity"

The Juno Spacecraft to Jupiter

Dawn Spacecraft to Vesta and Ceres using Ion Propulsion

GRAIL mission to the moon, an in-depth study

The space telescopes: Hubble, Spitzer, Chandra

Aerogel - Mystifying Blue Smoke

Cassini Huygens mission to Saturn & Titan

Craig is a UCLA graduate and holds advanced degrees from University of Southern California. He is a faculty member at the University of Redlands.


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Science and Astronomy Fair
Huntington Library

St. Paul the Apostle Boyscout Pack 399
Los Serranos Elementary School

Star Party
Best Friends Animal Society

The Moon and Mars
Glendora Fetra Center

Vesta Fiesta
Pasadena Convention Center


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