On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy set a goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. At that point, the US spaceflight experience consisted of 15 minutes and 22 seconds of suborbital flight. Eight years and two months later, on July 20, 1969, two Americans were the first men from Earth to walk on the Moon.

Why did they go to the Moon? How did they get there? What technologies and flight techniques had to be developed to accomplish this goal? How were these methods tested and proven to enable the landing of men on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth? Please join volunteer Bob Fishman for a look at the Apollo Program; its history, the rockets, and spacecraft, and the missions that enabled us to explore another world. Registration is not required for this member-exclusive event.

For information on how to watch this presentation, please see our member webpage Priority Boarding. You can find your access code in our weekly member emails. If you have any questions, please email membership@museumofflight.org.

Storytelling Live! is generously sponsored by:

Marvelle At Southcenter

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