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Roger D. Launius Presentation on Space Exploration


On Thursday, February 21, visit the Best Buy theatre in Northrop for a presentation about human exploration of the moon and what the future of space exploration may look like. Presented by retired NASA Chief Historian, Roger Launius, the talk will cover both the history of space exploration, such as Project Apollo from the 1960’s and 70’s, the space race with the Soviet Union, and what the twenty-first century will hold, including discussions about projects for the return to the moon. Attendance is free and open to the public. If you are interested in learning about how the moon has been used not only as a great exploration tool, but also as a timekeeper and a foreshadow to events, drop by the Best Buy Theatre at 3:30 p.m. to expand your knowledge of space exploration.

Dr. Roger D. Launius is a retired Chief Historian for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington D.C. According to NASA, "his office is responsible for preparing books, monographs, special studies, and articles on U.S. aerospace history; managing the NASA Historical Reference Collection of materials about the history of the agency; and providing historical services to both the NASA staff and the public."

This talk is presented as part of IAS’s yearlong 1968-1969 presentation and discussion series, copresented by Northrop and the University Honors Program. Cosponsored by the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the MN Space Grant Consortium, the MN Institute for Astrophysics, and the Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Philosophy, and Anthropology.

Dr. Roger D. Launius

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