Escape Velocity: Ray Bradbury and the American Space Age

When Saturday, October 13, 2018
2:00pm
Where Maring-Hunt Public Library
Meeting Room
2005 S High St, Muncie, IN 47302
What Education - history, muncie public library, public library

One of the reasons that Ray Bradbury remains one of the best-known writers of our time is that his dreams of reaching the stars became our dreams, too. The stories that grew into The Martian Chronicles and filled the pages of The Illustrated Man paved the way for his half-century relationship with Caltech, NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and all the missions that took humans to the moon and launched unmanned craft to all the planets of our solar system. Lecture illustrations show artifacts curated by the Bradbury Center, as well as a survey of Space Age art inspired by Ray Bradbury’s tales.

“That’s my business—to find the metaphor that explains the Space Age, and along the way write stories.”—Ray Bradbury at Caltech, 1975