a free speaker series event featuring
Dr. Susan Kurtik
 Out of this World:

 "What it means to be a
Solar System Ambassador"
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About Susan Kurtik

Dr. Susan Kurtik worked on Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL)  deep space missions, including Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, various Asteroid and Comet Missions, and the Mars orbiter and lander missions for 26 years before retiring. She was responsible for managing telecommunications service support for missions using NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN), including NASA missions and our international partners, ESA, JAXA, and ISRO, missions. She teamed with brilliant engineers and scientists involved in space exploration around the world and witnessed all mission critical events in the JPL Deep Space Operations Center. Her most recent experiences included support for landing the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, helping ESA land on a comet, and helping India reach Mars on their first mission to the red planet. Susan currently uses her position as a Solar System Ambassador to inspire people, young and adult, with the wonder, excitement, challenges and joy of deep space exploration. Dr. Kurtik holds an MS degree in Physical Chemistry from UCLA and a PhD in Computer Science from UCSB. 

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The Eve Selis Band and
Rob Ickes/Trey Hensley play
for the Inaugural Del Mar Town Hall Concert on July 26, 2018.

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DMF spring Newsletter 2018

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Guide for Residents

Giving Back: Our Mission

The mission of the Del Mar Foundation is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.

  Looking Forward: Our Endowment

In 2007, in celebration of 25 years of service to the Del Mar community, the Del Mar Foundation established a community endowment to provide long term funding stability for community needs.  We invite you to consider becoming an Endowment donor. more>>

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