July 20, 2019 at 4pm
The creation of a new branch of the U.S. armed forces -- a "Space Force"-- has recently been a topic in the news, and it may sound like science fiction. But is it? Join Will Holsclaw on a trip through the military history of space which embraces the lens of pop culture as a tool to explore the absurd fictions and unbelievable realities of warfare's final frontier.
Biography: Will Holsclaw recently graduated from CU as a double major in History and Classics with a Space minor. A lifelong space nerd, he chose to write his undergraduate honors thesis about the U.S. Air Force's recently-declassified Manned Orbiting Laboratory program of the 1960s. He has lectured on the militarization of space, Richard Nixon's space policy, and the lights on the Earth's night side as seen by satellites and astronauts. Beginning this fall, he will be continuing his work at CU as a PhD student, pursuing a doctorate in history with a focus on the Space Age.
Regular ticket prices apply ($10). Groupons can be used.