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Space Junk Tweetup

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Thank you to all who joined the #SpaceJunkie Tweetup in person and online!

Stay tuned for a wrap-up of the day's events, photos, answers to questions submitted online, and a few top ten lists. 


About the Panel:


At the event, a panel of space experts will discuss the dangers of space junk and how the Space Fence system will help mitigate the growing problem. Panelists include: The Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts and several Lockheed Martin space experts including Steve Bruce, vice president, and Greg Fonder, engineer, both of Lockheed Martin’s Space Fence program; Jeff Bantle, vice president and general manager of Naval Combat & Missile Defense Systems; and Rick Kendrick, Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company Fellow. Tweet us with questions you have for our panelists – we’ll select as many as we have the time to field and then tweet a response and tag you.

About the Franklin Institute:


Founded in honor of America's first scientist Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake.

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