Bright Ideas: Cosmic Quest a night of exploration that reaches beyond everyone’s borders. Spend an evening with Colorado School of Mines professor and TED talk presenter Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid, as he discusses the surprising possibilities in space exploration and discovery.
Angel Abbud-Madrid is the Director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines, where he leads a research program focused on the human and robotic exploration of space and the utilization of its resources. He has more than 25 years of experience conducting experiments in NASA’s low-gravity facilities, such as drop towers, parabolic-flight aircraft, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. He is also the Director of the CSM Space and Planetary Science and Engineering Area of Special Interest and CSM’s Affiliate Director of the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, as well as faculty advisor of the CSM AIAA student chapter, Astronomy Club, and Rocket Club.