Celebration of the Explorer-1 Mission and the Discovery of the Earth’s Radiation Belts

January 31, 2018
National Academies Building in Washington, DC

Celebration Event

The Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Explorer-1 mission and the associated discovery of the Earthโ€™s radiation belts on January 31, 2018 at the National Academies building in Washington, DC where it all began. The agenda will focus on scientific and technological advances over the last 60 years, beginning with the history of the mission and radiation belt
discoveries and continuing with the latest results from the NASA’s Van Allen Probes and missions observing the Earth system. The event will conclude with presentations on the frontiers of space science.

To attend the free event please register at: http://radiationbelts.eventbrite.com

This event is being organized with support from NASA, and will be livecast. It is part of a series of activities celebrating the 60th anniversary of the National Academies’ Space Studies Board.