Dr. Roger D. Launius, Curator of the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian, spoke for Western Kentucky University Librariesâ€™ Far Away Places series, on Thursday, November 20th at Barnes & Noble.
Dr. Launius is considered one of the nationâ€™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.