On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. Ten other astronauts walked the lunar surface before NASA ended the Apollo program in December 1972. The Trump Administration has updated U.S. space policy and called for a resumption of human travel to the moon and beyond.

With a new U.S. Space Force, the emergence of “space barons,” successful SpaceX flights, and plans for space tourism, what’s happening on the final frontier?

Lynne Platt, a career Senior Foreign Service Officer (Minister Counselor rank), left the State Department after 31 years of U.S. Government service. From 2014-2017, she was U.S. Consul General in Vancouver, Canada. Her previous overseas assignments were at U.S Embassies in London, Port-au-Prince, Baghdad, Paris, Brussels (at the U.S. Mission to NATO), and Cairo, and the U. S. Consulate in Casablanca. She also worked in the Near East Asia Bureau of the State Department.

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Meeting ID: 842 6805 2749

This program is presented in partnership with Encore Learning. Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002. They offer a wide variety of college-level noncredit courses, clubs, special events and activities to help meet the continuing educational and social interests of anyone over age 50, regardless of residence location.

Monday, October 26, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+
Arlington Public Library

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