The Apollo Legacy: The Moon and Beyond - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Event (Broadcast)
Time: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Type: Public Program
Location: William M. Allen Theater
On July 20, 1969, as he became the first human to walk on the moon,
astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered the famous phrase, "That’s one small
step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Fellow astronaut Edwin
"Buzz" Aldrin followed Armstrong onto the lunar surface before the two
rejoined crew member Michael Collins.
The Apollo 11 mission — one of the world’s most significant
achievements — had fulfilled President. Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to the
nation: send an American safely to the moon before the end of the
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this historic flight, the
Newseum will host a special program on the future of space discovery.
The July 20 program is the only public event honoring Apollo 11’s
anniversary and NASA’s ongoing exploration of space.
Veteran journalist Nick Clooney moderates a panel discussion with
Aldrin, Alan Bean of Apollo 12, Charlie Duke of Apollo 16, John
Grunsfeld, of the recent Hubble mission, and Goddard Space Flight
Center deputy director Laurie Leshin.
The discussion will air on NASA TV and will be simulcast to science
centers across the United States. A question-and-answer session will
follow the program.
Program is Free with Museum Admission or Membership.