As part of the Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is presenting The Future of the Final Frontier with Ron Hobbs at all four libraries. Ron Hobbs will speak Friday, June 28 at the Clallam Bay Branch Library at 1pm and the Forks Branch Library at 6pm. The presentation will be offered again on Saturday, June 29 at the Port Angeles Main Library at 1pm and the Sequim Branch Library at 4pm.
Fifty years ago this summer, the astronauts of Apollo 11 accomplished the first landing on another world. It was the beginning of the greatest expeditions of exploration in the history of humankind. As we recognize these important anniversaries, new space races are emerging, involving private industry as well as nations. This talk will cover the Apollo program, how it set the stage for rush into space, and what it means for the future of space exploration.