STAR's December meeting will be held Thursday, December 6 at 8 pm at Monmouth Museum. Our speaker will be Dr. Ken Kremer, whose talk is titled “Atlantis, The Premature End of America’s Shuttle Program and What’s Beyond for NASA.” Ken will describe NASA at a crossroads: the shutdown of America’s Shuttle Program, completing the ISS, and the ever changing future objectives of our space program. He will present an inside point of view on the thrilling final shuttle missions to the ISS, the museum retirements and what’s ahead for NASA in the post Shuttle Era. Ken will share his eyewitness perspective on human spaceflight and exclusive photos of Shuttle launch operations, the next generation Orion and commercial SpaceX vehicles. He has been on the crew flight deck of all 3 shuttle orbiters and was up close with Curiosity in the clean room prior to blastoff. Don't miss Ken's exciting presentation. Note: At the meeting Ken will have his space and Mars photos for sale. See them at www.kenkremer.com. His Curiosity mosaics will be featured on the PBS program NOVA on November 14 at 9 pm.