ACCESS RECORDED SESSION
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
11:00 – 11:50 am EST
Roger Launius, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum
Michael Neufeld, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum
What lessons can we learn from the Apollo Moon landing story? President Kennedy’s challenge to land a man on the Moon initiated an intensive period of activity, which resulted in one of the most amazing technological achievements of the 20th century. Senior Curator and former NASA historian Roger Launius and Chair of the Space History Division Michael Neufeld will provide an overview of the period and offer insight into the real story behind Kennedy’s famous speech to Congress in May 1961. A panel of museum experts will answer the question: why is Apollo important in United States history?