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Space War

War in Space lecture at Museum of Flight on…

War in Space: A special presentation from author Linda Dawson

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
What: Lecture / Presentation
Location: Charles Simonyi Space Gallery

War fought in space is becoming increasingly likely in a politically tense world, and author Linda Dawson explores how such a conflict could manifest in her new book, War in Space: The Science and Technology Behind Our Next Theater of Conflict. Presenting scenarios of what would occur in the event of a space attack, Dawson discusses the required technologies for both offense and defense in a possible war in space.

This event is FREE with Museum admission!

Apollo 16 Commander John Young on the moon in 1972. Lunar roving vehicle in background.

Washington State History Museum talk on 9/19/2019

The History of Space Exploration

Scholarly Selections

September 19, 2019 6:30 PM
FREE

Discover the complicated history, politics, and future of space exploration with Aerospace Engineer and UWT Senior Lecturer Emeritus Linda Dawson, who worked on the space shuttle program at NASA’s Houston Control Center.

Then visit the Washington State History Museum’s exhibit “A New Moon Rises,” featuring 51 dramatic, large-scale landscape images of the Moon’s surface.

About Scholarly Selections

A partnership between the UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and the Washington State History Museum, Scholarly Selections brings UWT scholars’ work to the public in an informal setting. Talks are held on the Third Thursday of the month when admission to the museum is free.

Yuri Gagarin orbited Earth in 1961 (Source: NASA) Credit: ITU Pictures (CC BY 2.0)

Speaking Engagement on Yuri’s Night at Museum of Flight

Linda Dawson, author of the newly released The Politics & Perils of Space Exploration, discussed her book on the “New Space” race and paid tribute to Yuri’s Night—the global celebration of humanity’s past, present and future in space honoring the legacy of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight on April 12, 1961.

A book signing and meet and greet with the author followed the presentation.

Details: Celebrate Yuri’s Night!