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The Past, Present and Future of NASA

Dr. Jack Hansen, Former Deputy Center Director for Research of NASA Ames Research Center, will speak about NASA and the organization’s future at the High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

His talk, “NASA: Glorious Past, Productive Present, Uncertain Future,” begins at noon.  It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Hansen, a member of Furman’s OLLI program, will discuss the agency’s structure and budget as well as its past and current accomplishments.  He will also look at the future of NASA, especially in the area of unmanned and manned space exploration.

A native of New Mexico, Hansen and his wife have lived in Greenville since 2006 and are active in Furman’s OLLI program.  He holds degrees from Stanford University and MIT, and has also served as Associate Director of the Institute for Human Cognition and Associate Director of the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

Last updated October 4, 2016
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