WKU Libraries Hosted Smithsonian Curator on Robots in Space

Roger LauniusDr. Roger D. Launius, Curator of the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian, spoke for Western Kentucky University Libraries’ Far Away Places series, on Thursday, November 20th at Barnes & Noble.

Dr. Launius is considered one of the nation’s most prominent space historians and has authored or edited more than 25 books. His latest book, Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution and Interplanetary Travel, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, was the topic of discussion. In the book, Lanius and co-author Howard McCurdy of American University address the issue of how to best explore space: with humans or robots.

This event had more than eighty attendees, mostly WKU faculty and students, with some coming from the Bowling Green community.

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