Dr. Lynn Bondurant to Discuss The Legacy of Apollo: 50 Years and Still Counting
National Archives at Kansas City
On Saturday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m., the National Archives in partnership with Park University and Union Station-Science City, will host Dr. Lynn Bondurant who will discuss The Legacy of Apollo - 50 Years and still Counting. An admission fee is applicable and includes a screening following the lecture of CapCom Go! in the Extreme Screen Theater at Union Station. Tickets are available by calling 816-460-2020. This program will take place at Union Station - Science City, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO.
In the Summer of 1969, the world watched as three Americans descended upon the moon in a spacecraft known as Apollo 11. Commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, and command module pilot Michael Collins departed from Kennedy Space Center at Merritt Island, Florida on July 16, 1969. On July 20, the Apollo Lunar Module, known as Eagle, landed near the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon’s surface.
The Apollo program was known as Project Apollo and was the third round of human spaceflight initiatives carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, having been preceded by Project Mercury and Project Gemini. The program was focused on landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s as President John F. Kennedy had noted in an address to Congress in 1961.
The Apollo 11 crew spent a total of eight days in space, returning to Earth on July 24. Armstrong’s first step on the Moon’s surface was broadcast around the world while he described the experience as “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Crew of Apollo 11
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