Harper College

The Harper College History Department Young Scholars Program presents: The Space Race; The Never Ending Frontier presented by, Cameron Halas, former Harper Student.

Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in Building H, Room H251



Lecture One: March 7, 2024

Imagine That?

“The Imaginary,” as presented by author Valerie Neal in her book, Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond: Redefining Humanity's Purpose in Space and how it relates to other historical topics.

Lecture Two: April 11, 2024

Cause and Effect

A brief history of events from 1890 to 1957 and their impact on the development of spaceflight leading to the Sputnik Moment. An introduction to Michael Smith’s book, Rockets and Revolution: A Cultural History of Early Spaceflight.

Lecture Three: April 25, 2025

A World without Spaceflight

The impact of Spaceflight on society, its similarity to other impactful events and developments in history and what the world might be like without it.

Lecture Four: May 2, 2024

Back to the Future

A summary of current events as compared to past events, including Apollo to Artemis, and more.


Cameron Halas holds a Master’s degree in History from Northern Illinois University.


Co-sponsored by Business and Social Sciences, the Young Scholars Program of the Harper College History Department, and the Cultural Arts Committee.


For additional information contact Michael Harkins, Associate Professor, Business and Social Sciences









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