We Choose to go Beyond the Moon

It has been nearly 53 years since President John F. Kennedy gave his well-known 1962 moon speech from here at Rice University. One can only imagine how he would feel if he were alive today to see the progress we have made. In just a few generations time, we have moved from moon landings to Mars rovers and from short-duration missions to multi-year space habitation. This amazing progress speaks to the cumulative nature of innovation, with each new step leading to two more.

This spring, we will explore future steps in “Space Exploration in the 21st Century.” Dr. David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute, will enlighten participants on the changes in space exploration, both large and small. Learn more about burgeoning commercial operations, space tourism, NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket system, exploring Mars and much more.

Classes begin Tuesday, March 10, so be sure to register soon. It promises to be a giant leap for your space exploration knowledge.

Bret Newcomb


Bret Newcomb, Marketing Specialist


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