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August 29, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Malibu City Hall
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
Free, RSVPs required
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Malibu Speaker Series: B. Gentry Lee

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

?Featured Speaker
B. Gentry Lee, Chief Engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents Gentry Lee, who is responsible for the engineering integrity of all robotic planetary missions managed by JPL for NASA. Mr. Lee's major recent work includes engineering oversight of the curiosity rover to Mars, the Dawn mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres,the Juno mission to Jupiter, and the GRAIL missions to the Moon. 

In addition to his engineering work, Mr. Lee has been an active novelist, co-authoring four novels, Cradle, Rama IIThe Garden of Rama, and Rama Revealed, with revered science fiction grandmaster Arthur C. Clarke. All four books were New York Times bestsellers and were translated into over twenty languages. Since his collaboration with Mr. Clarke, Mr. Lee has written three more successful solo novels, Bright MessengersDouble Full Moon Night, and The Tranquility Wars.

Mr. Lee received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement in 1976 and the Distinguished Service Medal (NASA's highest award) in 2005. In October 2006 he received the prestigious Harold Masursky Award from the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences for his career contributions to planetary exploration.

Admission is free, RSVPs are required. RSVP to 310-456-6438