We may not be ending human spaceflight, but the launch of the last space shuttle is nevertheless an end of an era. Though we may no longer have the excitement of solid rocket boosters carrying astronauts into space, there’s still much to look forward to. This presentation is geared towards those who would like to learn a little more about the bigger projects in space exploration these days. We’ll talk about studying the sun, what’s happening aboard the International Space Station, going to Mars, and why Earth observing satellites are so important. These are the adventures that will carry the American space program forward into the next chapter in our never-ending history of exploration.