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Chris Hansen – NASA Topic: Space Suits Engineer – Jan 27, 2021

Haley Cummings – NASA Topic: How to Fly on Mars- Part 1 – Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Joshua Rovey – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Electric and Chemical – Propulsion – Feb 3, 2021

Dr. John Shelton – Northern Illinois University Topic: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer – Feb 3, 2021

Dr. William Schonberg – Missouri University of Science and Technology Topic: Space Debris – Feb 17, 2021

Shannah Withrow – NASA Topic: How to Fly on Mars: Part 2 – Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Darron Luesse – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Topic: How Plants Change their Growth and Development in Space – Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Wesley Swingley – Northern Illinois University Topic: The interactions between life and the environment that drive – Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Zach Putnam – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Planetary Entry, Descent, and Landing – March 3, 2021

Mark McDonald – Chief Architect; Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Topic: Artemis and Space Technology – March 3, 2021

Dr. Francesco Panerai – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Seven minutes of terror – March 10, 2021

Dr. Dean Campbell – Bradley University Topic: Bringing Space Science into Chemistry – March 10, 2021

Dr. Andrew Dombard – University of Illinois at Chicago Topic: Lunar Lithosphere: what is it and why it is important – March 17, 2021

Michelle Munk – NASA Topic: Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) Technologies for Space Exploration – March 17, 2021

Dr. Leslie Gertsch – Missouri University of Science and Technology Topic: Lunar Mining – March 24, 2021

Terry Fong – NASA Topic: Explore with autonomous systems and robotics – March 24, 2021

Dr. Noshir Contractor – Northwestern University Topic: Missions to Mars: Understanding and Preparing Teams for the Future – March 31, 2021

Samantha McCue – Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Topic: A New Way of Doing Business – The XQ-58A and Trends in the Aerospace Industry – March 31, 2021

Niki Werkheiser – NASA Topic: Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative (LSII) & cross-cutting tech. for transformative missions – April 7, 2021

John Dankanich – NASA Topic: NASA “Go” Focus Area: In-Space Transportation domain for NASA – April 7, 2021

Josh Adamson – Sr. Principal Thermal Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation Topic: James Webb Space Telescope – April 14, 2021

Cythnia Garcia-Eidell – University of Illinois at Chicago Topic: Please don’t pass the salt: Progress on ocean salinity monitoring from space – April 14, 2021

Dr. YJ Lin – Northern Illinois University Topic:  A new look on Aircraft De-Icing Technology – April 21, 2021

Dr. Laura Villafane – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Space Dust – April 21, 2021

Dr. Mel Ulmer – Northwestern University Topic: A Novel Technology for Giant Space Telescopes – April 28, 2021

Dr. Michael Lembeck – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Why Space Exploration is important to the U.S. – April 28, 2021

Dr. Sonny White – Limitless Space Institute Topic: Advanced power and propulsion to enable interstellar flight – May 5, 2021

Kristopher Miller, NASA Topic: ARTEMIS: Advanced Real Time Environment for Modeling, Integration, and Simulation – May 5, 2021