This Lunch`n Learn will feature Erik Tandberg, a consultant at The Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, as speaker. Erik Tandberg will talk about how the space age started in 1957, what happened when Jurij Gagarin became the first human in space in 1961 and how The United States won the space race by sending Apollo 11 to the Moon in 1969. He will review in broad terms what is going on in manned spaceflight today, and describe some of the challenges needed to be overcome before people can travel to Mars.
Erik Tandberg, born in 1932, is an aerospace engineer with an academic background from University of Santa Clara, California (1957), Stanford University, California (1959), and Princeton University, New Jersey (1965). He served with The Royal Norwegian Air Force from 1953, and was a Major when he left in 1971. Starting that year he worked with consulting firms and energy companies until he established his own consulting firm in 1992. Since then, he has been affiliated with The Norwegian Space Centre. He was an elected member of the Oslo City Council for 20 years (1970-1989) and has held several Chairman of the board positions (e.g. Oslo Electricity Works and the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology).
All through his career, Tandberg has followed international space activities closely, and has regularly featured as a commentator in both radio and television. He is a frequent lecturer and is the author of several books and articles. Honours include a Gold Medal from the Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific professionals (2005) and appointment to Officer of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav (2007).
Venue: Norway House, 3410 West Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77019
Time: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
There is no charge for attendance. Parking on our ground floor, combined with valet parking.
Space is limited; hence, early registrations are encouraged, and no later than by Thursday, March 31.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 713-620-4200