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Air Date: March 13, 1998
Humans in space?
In addition to its designation as a land and sea grant university, the University of Hawaii is well-known for its designation as a space grant institution.
What that means for Hawaii and its economy is the distinction of being recognized locally for its astronomy and planetary data center. What is not widely known is that Hawaii is also the center for academic study of the human side of space.
UH Professor Jim Dator will address that very question at the UH Foundation Maile Lecture series Wednesday, March 18 on the Manoa campus.
Dator will address questions like whether or not we should explore and settle in space at all. What are the pros and cons for humans? What might it mean if we "just say no" to further space exploration? and What might it mean to humans if we DO move into space-both to those staying on Earth as well as those moving into space?
For more information about the lecture series, call 956-3716.
This is the University Report, I'm Tracy Orillo Donovan.