The Apollo Program

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The Apollo Program Presentation
Thursday, April 18th 7pm-8:30pm
High Plains Environmental Center

Next year (2019) will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Aided by a three-foot scale model of the Saturn V, this presentation by John Blankinship will cover the history of the Apollo Program, a little bit of rocket science, and the Apollo 11 mission profile from liftoff to splashdown.

NOTE:  This will NOT be an astronomy program per se, but rather a presentation on the Apollo Program which landed 12 American astronauts on the Moon.

The talk will last 40-45 minutes followed by Q&A and perhaps some group remembrances of the Apollo Era 50 years ago.

Presenter Bio: John Blankinship holds a B.S. degrees in Physics as well as Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and an M.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now part of N.Y.U.). He worked at Grumman Aerospace from 1969-75 during the years when Grumman built the Lunar Module for the Apollo Program. His career continued in the areas of operations research, artificial intelligence and statistics.

 

*This is a free community event. First come, first serve basis. 35 person max.*