The Louisville Science Center will host a conversation on the future of
the manned space program Friday March 11, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at
the Louisville Science Center, 727 West Main Street.
The conversation is the first in the 2011 series of after-hours informal
dialogue around timely science topics. The series, “Scientific Proofs,”
will include several conversations throughout the year, designed to
foster a more scientifically literate community by encouraging idea
exchange, information sharing, and educational opportunities in
an impartial setting.
The conversation, Our Future in Space, will explore the direction
of the U.S Space Program with the impending decommission of
the Space Shuttle fleet. Invited guests will jump start the
conversation by delving into the topics of the privatization of
the space program and its impact on the average citizen; the
pros and cons of manned vs. robotic missions; the possibilities of
space as a destination for continued research and societal
advancement; and the emotional and inspirational impact of all of
this. Audience participation is invited and encouraged.
The March 11 dialogue will feature June Scobee Rodgers, who will also be signing Silver Linings and Star Challengers books.