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Naturally Speaking Series with NASA’s Pat Troutman

Naturally Speaking Series at the Virginia Living Museum

Take a quick journey through space with NASA’s Pat Troutman


Newport News, VA (July 2, 2019) – Virginia Living Museum’s Naturally Speaking Series welcomes Pat Troutman, space exploration researcher for NASA Langley. Troutman will present his talk “Moon to Mars-Back to the Future” Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Troutman graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Aerospace & Oceanographic Engineering, along with a minor in Computer Science. For the past 30 years, he has worked for NASA designing and assessing the International Space Station and managing the NASA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC) program.

He also led the human space exploration mission design for the NASA Human Spaceflight Architecture Team and the Evolvable Mars Campaign. Troutman currently serves as the lead for human exploration strategic assessments at the NASA Langley Research Center.

While humans have made impressive progress in exploring our universe, more space remains. During the lecture, Troutman will discuss NASA’s journey to continue the efforts towards space exploration beyond the international space station.

Join the Virginia Living Museum for light hors-d’oeuvre with a cash beer/wine bar beginning at 6 p.m. Troutman will begin his discussion at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A. The talk is free and open to the public, but the museum asks that attendees to RSVP.

SHARK ZONE, the Museum’s summer exhibit will also be open for guests that evening.

This event is an educational talk for adults 21 and up. The event is free. Please RSVP at

The museum would like to thank Virginia Health Services for sponsoring this event.

The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I64, exit 258A. Admission is $20 adults and $15 children (ages 3-12). Children ages 2 and under are free. For more information call 757-595-1900 or visit the web site at



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