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Evening Lecture:
Beyond the Known

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST


Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars

Presented by SpaceX mission manager and author Andrew Rader

Join SpaceX mission manager and author Andrew Rader for a captivating evening as he presents on the history of human exploration and our unending desire to push beyond the boundaries.

About the lecture:

From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader — an MIT-credentialed scientist, popular podcast host, and SpaceX mission manager — an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire to continually push into new and uncharted territory, from civilization’s earliest days to current planning for interstellar travel. Divided into four accessible sections, Beyond the Known examines major periods of discovery and rediscovery, from Classical Times, when Phoenicians, Persians and Greeks ventured forth; to The Age of European Exploration, which saw colonies sprout on nearly every continent; to The Era of Scientific Inquiry, when researchers developed brand new tools for mapping and traveling farther; to Our Spacefaring Future, which unveils plans currently underway for settling other planets and, eventually, traveling to the stars. Beyond the Known illuminates how very human it is to emerge from the cave and walk toward an infinitely expanding horizon.

Author photo: Carolyn Barnes/Alexander McGrellis

Viewers are welcome to send Andrew comments or questions, which he will answer following the lecture.

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November 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222