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   Our Fall Programs:

Monday, November 30

Roger Launius

12 noon Alfond Center

in conjunction with the Waterville Rotary

Space: Journeying Toward the Future

In the more than fifty years since the beginning of the space age in 1957, much has been accomplished, our knowledge advanced, and a future made more positive. This presentation offers a survey of spaceflight history and offers comments on what might be expected in the next fifty years.

Roger D. Launius is Associate Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. He has written or edited more than twenty books on aerospace history. Between 1990 and 2002 he served as chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A graduate of Graceland College, he received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Academy of Astronautics, and the American Astronautical Society. He also served as a consultant to the ColumbiaAccident Investigation Board in 2003 and presented the prestigious Harmon Memorial Lecture on the history of national security space policy at the United States Air Force Academy in 2006. He is frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues, and has been a guest commentator on National Public Radio and all the major television network news programs.

Lunch is $10. Please pay at the door. Register by Friday, November 27

To register for this Monday lunch program please email Bonnie Sammons


Please Register by Friday, November 27


January 12

Noon, REM Center 

Bill Ferrell

Bill works with Mercy Corps (https://www.mercycorps.org/) and has first hand experience with the refugee crisis in the Middle East. 

More details on his talk will be posted shortly.