The 945th meeting of the
Mineralogical Society
Southern California

June Meeting

Program: Critique of Cost-Risk Analysis and Frankenstein Spacecraft Designs

Presented by Mohamed Elghefari

Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
We meet at…
Pasadena City College
Geology Department, E-Building, Room 220
1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

About us…

The Mineralogical Society of Southern California is dedicated to the dissemination of a general knowledge of the mineralogical and related earth sciences through the study and collecting of mineral specimens. Organized in 1931, it is the oldest mineralogical society in the western United States.
The MSSC is a scientific non-profit organization that actively supports the Pasadena City College Geology Department, its associated Dana Club,, and the Field Science Scholarship Fund. Support is also given to the San Bernardino County Museum of Natural History and Mindat.
The MSSC is affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

About the Program: Critique of Cost-Risk Analysis and Frankenstein Spacecraft Designs, presented by Mohamed Elghefari

Our June program discusses the costs of space travel! Mr. Elghefari will explain the various methods used to estimate and compare the various options available for space travel and the “Frankenstein” designs for spacecraft that are offered for consideration.

Mohamed Elghefari spent over fifteen years in the aerospace industry and has a wide range of expertise in the areas of space mission architecture and concept development, space radiation effects, and cost modeling and research.


Upcoming Events
  • June 4- Board Meeting
  • July- Webers, Mary Pat & Dick: Canadian Amythest
  • August 6- Annual Picnic & silent Auction
  • September- Dr. George Rossman: Quartz crystals
  • October- Leslie Neff & Larry Hoskinson – Opals Part 2

The MSSC is pleased to offer:

X-Dana Mineral Spreadsheet