Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March 5th - Getting Men to the Moon - Yanni's

Science on Tap
Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


3109 Central Avenue NE
(505) 268-9250


Loretta Hall

Getting Men to the Moon: Behind the Scene Stories

Nearly half a century ago, the world watched in awe as seven Apollo missions over a four-year period took twenty-one men to the moon and back. Twelve of those men landed on the moon, explored it, and brought back samples of rocks and dirt. April 11, 2015, marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, in which an explosion aboard the spacecraft nearly doomed three astronauts. This presentation reveals insiders’ stories of what it took to overcome challenges and accomplish triumphs in the Apollo program and its predecessors, Mercury and Gemini.


Loretta Hall is the author of two space history books. Out of this World: New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel recounts the stories of New Mexico people and programs that played crucial roles in the development of manned spaceflight and, more recently, the commercial space industry. Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words presents annotated excerpts from oral history interviews with ninety men and women who worked on various space programs from 1945 through the space shuttle era. Ms. Hall is a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Speakers Bureau and a Space Ambassador for the National Space Society.

Coming up in April 2, 2015;
Presentation by:
Dr Heather Canavan
Alexandria Maciejewski
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

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