Shooting Into Space and Learning More about Time Magazine’s 2009 Invention of the Year
Kevin “Vip” Vipavetz is the keynote speaker at the Inn at Warner Hall’s July Dinner and Discussion and will detail rocket developments at NASA to replace the space shuttle.
The Inn at Warner Hall will feature a local, NASA rocket scientist at its fourth event in its Dinner and Discussion series.
On Wednesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m., NASA’s Kevin “Vip” Vipavetz will teach guests about the Ares I-X project at NASA. Ares I-X was the first step in a series of new rocket developments that would replace the space shuttle. It won Time Magazine’s Invention of the Year in 2009.
“Metal has no DNA; machines have no genes,” Time Magazine wrote in 2009. “But that doesn't mean they don't have pedigrees — ancestral lines every bit as elaborate as our own. That's surely the case with the Ares 1 rocket. The best and smartest and coolest thing built in 2009 — a machine that can launch human beings to cosmic destinations we'd never considered before — is the fruit of a very old family tree, one with branches grand, historic and even wicked.”
Vipavetz’s discussion will be followed by a delicious buffet dinner by Warner Hall’s Chef Eric Garcia.
“At each of these events we have made new friends and learned amazing new things about the world we live in and the people who are helping shape it,” said Theresa Stavens, who owns and serves as Innkeeper and Special Events Planner for the Inn at Warner Hall with husband, Troy. “That’s what these events are all about. A gourmet dinner following a great discussion doesn’t hurt, either!”
The “Dinner and a Discussion” events are $50 per person and include dinner, complimentary wine and the featured speaker.
Seating is limited. Contact Warner Hall to reserve a seat at 800.331.2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.