Monday, February 4

Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

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For over 60 years, humans have been promised an affordable trip to space… “just around the corner.” But to-date, fewer than 600 people have been to space.

What does this mean? You’re currently more likely win a Nobel prize than to go to space. But change is upon us – truly, this time. Before the end of the decade, it is likely we will see the first commercial space tourism trips take place. Does this mean the future is finally here?

Join Rachel Lyons, the Executive Director of Space for Humanity, as she leads a discussion on the rapidly evolving world of space tourism and what is possible in your lifetime. Would you go to space if you could? Would you visit a space hotel? What about the moon or Mars?

Speaker:  Rachel Lyons is the Executive Director of Space for Humanity, the first non-profit gateway to space, a philanthropic organization working to sponsor non-astronauts to fly to space commercially. Rachel is the former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space – USA, a non-profit that empowers young people to make an impact in space exploration. She is a public speaker, and former public radio host of a science talk show and world music show. She holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Miami.

Rachel is a key advocate in the advancement of space technology and exploration, with a focus on using space to impact our world today. Astronauts return from space with a new understanding of life on earth — from the environment to politics, resources to energy, to humanitarian issues. She believes that this perspective is essential in addressing the problems we are facing globally. Rachel uses a multidisciplinary approach, and recognizes the importance of integrating formal education, technology, creative arts, culture, and social connection in these endeavors.

A portion of tonight’s proceeds will benefit Space For Humanity.

*All ticket purchases subject to service fees.