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Join us on April 19th for a RARE opportunity to get up close and personal with a real astronaut. You'll also get a chance to mingle with hackathon participants, members of StartupBus NYC, AlleyNYC, NY Tech Council, and others from the tech community. All ticket sales will go towards planning costs for the hackathon.
Pitch Day (April 21) - see what this year's participants have created in 48 hours using NASA open data. Click here for details and registration.
Ronald John Garan, Jr.
Ronald John Garan, Jr. (born October 30, 1961) is a NASA astronaut. After graduating from State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1982, he joined the Air Force, becoming a Second Lieutenant in 1984. He became an F-16 pilot, and flew combat missions in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Before becoming an astronaut he was the Operations Officer of the 40th Flight Test Squadron (FTS). He first flew in space as a Mission Specialist on the STS-124 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). He returned to ISS on 4 April 2011 for a six-month stay as a member of Expedition 27. (via Wikipedia)
The New York Technology Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and bringing people together in tech. We organize panel discussions, CEO roundtables, networking events, and joint activities with smart, like-minded individuals and organizations. www.nytech.org
The StartupBus is an invitation-only group of hackers, designers and business minds as well as an annual competition. Each year 30-35 strangers hop on a bus bound for Austin, TX, and in three days conceive, build and launch a startup. www.startupbus.com
AlleyNYC is a new co-working space located at 500 Seventh Avenue. It spans 16,000 square feet and is the host of many exciting events, including this year's International Space Apps Challenge. www.alleynyc.com