Dr. Al Bartlett Dies

Dr. Al BartlettFrequent National Youth Science Camp lecturer, Dr. Al Bartlett, has died. He was 90 years old.

Al Bartlett was a retired Professor of Physics. He joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in Boulder in September 1950. His B.A. degree in physics is from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in physics are from Harvard University. In 1978 he was national president of the American Association of Physics Teachers. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1969 and 1970 he was the elected Chair of the four-campus Faculty Council of the University of Colorado.

In the late 1950s Al was an initiator of the citizens’ effort to preserve open space in Boulder, and this ultimately led to the establishment of The City of Boulder’s Open Space Program, which has purchased over 41,000 acres of land to be preserved as public open space. He was a founding member of PLAN-Boulder County, an environmental group for the City and County. Since the late 1960s he concentrated on public education on the problems relating to and originating from population growth. More recently he has written on sustainability, examining the widespread misuse of the term, and examining the conditions that are necessary and sufficient for sustainability in any society.

NYSC Lecture: July 15, 2001

Press Release from the University of Colorado

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Orbital Successfully Launches NASA’ LADEE

Dulles, VA 7 September 2013Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced today that its Minotaur V rocket successfully launched NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) satellite. Originating from Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia late yesterday, the LADEE mission marked the first launch of Orbital’s Minotaur V rocket and the fifth Minotaur vehicle to be launched from the Wallops facility.

Read the complete press release.

Read about the November 19, 2013 launch of Minotaur 1.

Click for mission updates.

NYSC Alumnus David Thompson (SC 1972) is a co-founder of Orbital Sciences Corporation and a former trustee of the National Youth Science Foundation. Mr. Thompson currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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