Tuesday, November 10, 2009
3:00 – 3:50 pm EST
Roger Launius, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum
Jennifer Levasseur, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum
What does the imagery from Apollo tell us? Most people, except for a handful of astronauts, experienced the journey to the Moon through movies and film. Images from the missions have permeated our culture. For example, a rendition of the astronaut saluting the flag was used as a logo for MTV for many years. This session assesses the power of the Apollo imagery in modern society. NASM Senior Curator Roger Launius will discuss the rise of six iconic images and how they have been used over time while Museum Specialist Jennifer Levasseur will explore the fascinating history of the cameras used to capture these images.