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Front Porch Discussion Group – Americans in Space

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Members only–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. Once available, links to the pre-reading materials will be sent to registered attendees. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email will be sent with details to join via Zoom.

This program is presented by the Village Near North Circle, but is open to any members of the Village. Want to recapture a little of the old days, when you could sit on the front porch, talk with your friends, and meet your new neighbors? The Front Porch Discussion Group will bring a little of that feeling to our currently isolated life situations. Members connect with each other virtually through Zoom and discuss a topic of general interest. The meeting is designed so you also can meet some new virtual neighbors and get more human-to-human contact.

The topic for this discussion is “Americans in Space: Moon, Mars, and Space Force.” Every President seems to set a different direction for our manned space activities. We’ll discuss the feasibility and importance (or not) of creating human colonies on the moon and Mars. The benefits will be considered in recognition of the governmental costs and need to fund the programs by cuts to social programs. We’ll also consider Space Force, etc. and the U.S. military strategy for defending us against threats from space.

The discussions are all casual; specialized knowledge is not required. Come and increase your human-to-human connections during these exceptional times. Pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 20 members.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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  • For virtual programs, links will be sent to registered attendees via email the day before the event.
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