Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is currently the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and is a member of the "Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He enjoys photography and is an enthusiastic fan of exploration of the Universe in which we live, the Maryland RenFest, and all things Trek and Disney. Carpenter credits both Star Trek and the 1964-'65 New York World's Fair, which he attended as a child, with fueling his desire to work for NASA. He has been a speaker at various Star Trek and media cons, including Atlanta's DragonCon, Denver's StarFest and Maryland's Shore Leave.