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Beyond: Our Future in Space

Chris Impey

Credit: Jeff Smith/University of Arizona

Feb. 15, 2017

Dr. Chris Impey (University of Arizona)

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Decades after we last set foot on the Moon, and several years after the Space Shuttle was retired, space activity is finally leaving the doldrums. Permanent bases on the Moon and Mars are now within reach, and a new Space Race is brewing, with Asian countries ascendant. Dr. Impey reviews the history and landmarks of the international space program, gives a snapshot of the current situation, and plots the trajectory of the future of space travel.