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NASA Presentation: Launching Around the Solar System

July 16, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

This Saturday, July 16, Orlando Science Center will host a special guest speaker for an exciting space presentation!

NASA Engineer Caley Burke will present “Launching Around the Solar System” at 1:15 p.m. in the Digital Adventure Theater. The talk will focus on Mars as Caley has significant experience with Mars missions and she will also discuss NASA’s Juno mission! Juno is a space probe that entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016 and is currently orbiting the planet. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation as well!

July is Space Exploration Month at the Science Center so we blasted off into a month of fun, space-themed activities! Throughout the month don’t miss space activities and programs in Our Planet, Our Universe on Level 4 and evening sky viewings in the Crosby Observatory during our extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights through August 19 only!

Caley Burke is an aerospace engineer for NASA’s Launch Services Program’s (LSP). She analyzes the trajectories of the rockets launching NASA’s unmanned spacecraft missions. She is currently assigned to the Mars 2018 lander, InSight, and the Commercial Crew Boeing CST-100 Starliner; both of these missions are launching on Atlas V rockets. She works the interface between the spacecraft and launch vehicle teams, getting the spacecraft delivered to the right place at the right time and pointed in the right direction.

Caley leads the KSC International Space Apps Challenge team, which both develops challenges to be solved worldwide and hosts a Space Apps location. She enjoys doing educational outreach for NASA and speaking at schools, museums, etc. She mentors via FIRST Robotics Team 1592, the Bionic Tigers, and NASA GIRLS and is in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She’s a member of the NASA LSP social media team, live tweeting launches and posting on LSP outreach. She posts personal experiences with space, science and more at @NASA_Caley.

Caley’s position contributes to space exploration by providing expertise to reduce risk the delivery of NASA exploratory missions to space and maintaining knowledge of the unmanned launch vehicle market.


Experience Caley Burke’s presentation with admission to Orlando Science Center which is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and students, and $13.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.

*Please note, tickets can be pre-purchased online at http://www.osc.org/purchase or at the door.


Science for All – General Admission Access Program:
If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card and a valid form of photo ID, please show it at the admissions desk to receive $3 admission per person for up to six individuals. This discount applies to general admission and may not be applicable for special engagement exhibits or certain events.


July 16, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Orlando Science Center
800 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States