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Sharing the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

Our mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders.

“The biggest risk to the future of space exploration is the lack of STEM education” -Dr. John Grunsfeld at 2015 Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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The Next Steps in Human Space Exploration
Human Space Exploration is Dangerous Business, Let's Go...

Humans are fascinated with what's beyond our world. For decades, we have been sending rockets, satellites and people into space to learn about our own planet, as well as what lies beyond. Space travel is beneficial in that it has led to many new technologies, provides information about Earth's atmosphere, helps us understand our own biology, and empowers our imaginations.

Space exploration has driven scientific and technological innovation that benefits people around the globe every day. Sending humans into space presents challenges that are overcome only by the utmost ingenuity; this leads to new knowledge and technical innovations that are used on Earth in ways that can be dramatic, unpredictable and world-changing. 

We are beginning a new era
2018 is the beginning of a new era in human space exploration. NASA and commercial space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin have plans to send humans back into space. This will fundamentally transform our world and pave the way for human expansion into the solar system.

There is no activity on Earth that matches the unique challenges of human space exploration. The first fifty years of space exploration have generated untold benefits for people around the world, the next 50 years will fundamentally change who we are.

But space exploration is not perfect, it's an unforgiving environment that does not tolerate human errors or technical failure. In short, human space exploration is very dangerous business.

Join us as we relive those moments of triumph and tragedy of the Apollo era and celebrate what is about to happen...

Presented by
Greg McCauley
Executive Director
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Admission FREE
Seating is limited, please arrive early.

Your Host:
Kurt Williams
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Saturday, January 20, at 8:00pm

Mooresville Public Library
220 W Harrison St, Mooresville, IN 46158

Explore the Wonders of the Universe through the Link Observatory Telescope
Free shuttle buses from the Library to the Observatory immediately following the program.


Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is an audio/visual spectacle utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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