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OLLI at American University

4801 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Room A (1st Floor)

Washington, DC 20016

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2071: A Space Odyssey

This summer Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. Since then, Americans have produced a winged space shuttle, a large international space station, four robotic rovers traversing Mars, grand tours throughout the solar system, four major space observatories (including the Hubble Space Telescope) and the first private companies prepared to provide space transportation services. Professor Howard McCurdy will examine the likely prospects for the next fifty-two years. Will humans return to the Moon? Will they land on Mars? What types of spacecraft will take humans into space? Will scientists discover life on other spheres and what wonders will new telescopes reveal?

Howard McCurdy is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He has written eight books on space exploration policy including Space and the American Imagination, Robots in Space (with Roger D. Launius) and Inside NASA. He is currently working on a book on innovation within the governmental science sector.

LOCATION: All spring lectures are held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: The lecture hall holds 105 people. Due to limited seating, reservations through Eventbrite are required to attend lectures. Each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants in order to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat. Visit https://www.olli-dc.org/lecture_series_overview for more information.

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