Celebrating 50 Years Since the First Moon LandingWednesday July 10, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
On July 20, 1969 humans first stepped from a machine made by scores of scientists and engineers onto the surface of the Moon... and four days later, all three crew members of that mission - known as Apollo 11 - returned safely to Earth.
In 2019, NASA will celebrate 50 years since those moments; 50 years of further discovery and exploration; and 50 years of challenges and obstacles, many overcome, but some yet to solve.
Join us for a presentation that will review some of the trivia, local connections and the drama surrounding NASA's fledgling efforts, and the race to the moon. We'll also discuss some of the science that came out of these missions. Then, we'll review some of NASA's current efforts to explore another tantalizing rocky terrestrial body - Mars - and how efforts to return to the Moon afford a prelude to manned missions to the Red Planet.
Weather permitting, attendees will even have an opportunity to step outside and view the moon for themselves through a telescope!
This presentation will be given by M.J. Johnson, a NASA Solar System Ambassador. This discussion does not require a technical background, is open to all ages, and should be accessible to broad audiences with an interest in space exploration.
Location: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
to go to the Grafton Public Library