Claude Piantadosi

Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, Claude A. Piantadosi has written Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration which presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming national command of our manned program and continuing our unmanned space missions, and he stresses the many adventures that still await us in the unfolding universe. Acknowledging space exploration's practical and financial obstacles, he challenges us to revitalize American leadership in space exploration in order to reap its scientific bounty. Piantadosi is professor and director of the F. G. Hall Environmental Laboratory at Duke University. Educated at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he trained in undersea medicine and saturation diving in the U.S. Navy and in respiratory physiology and pulmonary medicine at Duke. He spent thirty years as a resource consultant to NASA.
Event date: 
06/12/2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham
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