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World History and Cultural Events Book Group (in-person)

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is:  Space 2.0, How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age by Rod Pyle, with a forward written by Buzz Aldrin.

We’re on the cusp of new era in the great adventure of space exploration and development. More than a half-century ago, humanity first hurled objects into space, and almost 50 years ago, astronauts first walked on the moon. In Space 2.0, space historian Rod Pyle, in collaboration with the National Space Society, will give you an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, utilization, and settlement.  No longer the exclusive domain of government entities such as NASA and other national agencies, space exploration is rapidly becoming privatized, with entrepreneurial startups building huge rocket boosters, satellites, rocket engines, asteroid probes, prospecting craft, and even commercial lunar cargo landers to open this new frontier.

Speaking with key leaders of the latest space programs and innovations, Pyle shares the excitement and promise of this new era of exploration and economic development. From NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to emerging leaders in the private sector such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Moon Express, Virgin Galactic, and many others, Space 2.0 examines the new partnerships that are revolutionizing spaceflight and changing the way we reach for the stars.

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The discussion will take place in the Plaut Room at the Library, beginning 7 pm.  We strongly encourage masks for all attendees.

Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Plaut Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003