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The Past, Present and Future of Space Flight

Tuesday July 2, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, we will explore the history of manned space flight, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle Programs. 

As July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us as Jessica Cimini-Samuels, Solar System Ambassador, helps us to celebrate this tremendous accomplishment and learn what it has meant for manned space travel.  Learn about the contributions of the men and women who have made space travel possible.  Where are we now in space travel as NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars and beyond?  What has NASA been doing since the retirement of the Shuttle program in July 2011?  Where is the future of the space program -- The Orion program, SLS and beyond?   

Jessica Cimini-Samuels is a science educator through and through.  She has degrees in Ecology, Environmental Science and Environmental Conservation Education, and has worked at the Bronx Zoo and Nature's Classroom, and the environmental center at Douglaston, Queens.  She is currently a middle school science teacher, helping kids to find their passion in science and striving to make science accessible to all. 

As a self-described space nerd, she has long cultivated her love for space science and exploration, taking herself to space camp as an adult, attending talks at the American Museum of Natural History, stargazing with her students, traveling to space educator conferences, and seeking out like-minded communities of dedicated space educators, explorers and scientists wherever she can. 


Location: Eastern Branch
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