UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
Family vacation to the moon? A picnic in suborbitalspace? A Martian sabbatical? While these suggestions
may sound like the elements of a science ction novel,
NASA astronauts introduced the concept of
commercial space ight - and eventual travel to Mars- as realistic possibilities during a presentation at the
Naval Academy Jan. 14.NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (USNA ’68) and
astronauts Robert Cabana (USNA ’71), Mike Lopez- Alegria (USNA ’80), Stephen Bowen (USNA ’86) and
Frank Culbertson (USNA ’71) each had something to
say about the history of the space program, from
landing on the moon to the introduction of theInternational Space Station.
Eighty-seven members of the Naval Academy’s 24thCompany will proudly march in the 57th PresidentialInaugural parade in Washington Jan. 21.
The U.S. Naval Academy hosted STEM initiative Jan.
12 to showcase the innovation, research, and robotics
designs of regional student teams.
The Naval Academy’s Center for Middle Eastern andIslamic Studies has some great lectures planned for this semester. Find out more here. All lectures listedare open to the public.