Be Sure You Have A “Space” For This Free Lecture

Space, the “final frontier,” according to Star Trek. Another popular astronaut (albeit an animated one), Buzz Light Year declared “to infinity and beyond.” Light years away, space will actually be quite close on Saturday, April 6, 2023, in Kansas City.

May 20, 1951

Today astronaut Tom Akers was born in St. Louis. He grew up in Eminence and graduated from Eminence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1973 and 1975, respectively. Eventually Colonel Akers made four trips into space.