Featured Session: Apollo 50: Celebrating the Past to Awaken the Future

On August 14, 1960, John F. Kennedy said, “We celebrate the past to awaken the future”. Those words have more meaning as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the achievement he spearheaded – the first moon landing on Apollo 11 on July 20, 2019. This is arguably the only event in recorded human history when the world, stopped, waited in anticipation and then joined together to celebrate a positive human achievement. The space race drove America to shoot for the moon, but the spirit of Apollo also spurred on technological leaps that created the game changers of today and into the future. We’ll discuss how it inspired the world and celebrate the past accomplishments with Apollo Astronaut Al Worden and former Apollo Flight Director Gerry Griffin, as well as talk about what is in our future in space with NASA Deputy Manager of the Gateway Program, Lara Kearney. This discussion will be moderated by NASA JPL’s Boback Ferdowsi, also known as the “Mohawk guy”. You won’t wanna miss it!



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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner