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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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Race to the Moon

The Next Great Race to the Moon
In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first controlled and powered human flight; just 66 years later, NASA landed humans on the Moon. That was 45 years ago, but no-one has walked on the moon since 1972. That's about to change...

Ask an astrophysicist of a certain age what started them on their career path and, as often as not, the answer is the impact of the Apollo Moon landings when they were young. NASA’s Apollo program achieved innumerable technological and scientific firsts on the way to the Moon, but it also set a high bar for space exploration. In the decades after Apollo, space exploration has been dominated by national agencies and international collaborations.

But the landscape has changed. Twenty years ago, spaceflight was big government business, but today expanding the human presence economically off the Earth is generating new ideas, new products and new economic entities.

NASA has retired the Space Shuttle fleet and is now working with commercial spaceflight companies to develop the rockets and astronaut transports of the future. Private companies are launching rockets, commercial craft are supplying the International Space Station and you can buy tickets for pleasure trips into space.

Now it's time to return to the Moon, this time for good. And there are a variety of countries and private companies who want to get there first.

Join us for one of the most fascinating stories of this generation - The Next Great Race to the Moon.

Presented by
Greg McCauley
Executive Director
Link Institute

Admission FREE
Seating is limited, please arrive early.

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

Saturday, August 18, at 8:00pm

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

Explore the Wonders of the Universe through the Link Observatory Telescope
Weather permitting, we will be visiting the Link 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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