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From Mars to Stars

Monday, October 19, 2015


Mars may be the only destination beyond the moon to ever see human footprints. Join aerospace engineer Louis Friedman as he shares a provocative vision for the future of space travel. In his latest book, Friedman suggests that space travel will continue well into the future, and that human travel beyond Mars will become an obsolete idea, supplanted by evolving nano and bio-technologies and by an ever expanding information age.

Louis Friedman is co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of The Planetary Society. He is currently the leader of the LightSail program for The Planetary Society and is researching the potential for nano-spacecraft and solar sails for interstellar flight and exploring the future of the human presence in space.