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Archive: NSTA Science Update: Apollo 11 – 50 Years Past and Future, July 24, 2019

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Man on the MoonRelive the science, politics and drama that led to the first human landing on another world.  The Mercury and Gemini programs led to the triumphs of Apollo with many challenges and some tragedies along the way.  Even the eventual landing of Apollo 11 was extremely risky. 

But now after Apollo, the Space Shuttle program and the International Space Station, where will the future in space lead us?  We will explore the proposed Lunar Gateway, the next Moon landings in 2024, eventual journeys to the planet Mars, and the hazards associated with long-term space flight.

Presenter: Jim O'Leary

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I learned the history of the space program. Thoroughly enjoyed the stories that were shared by the presenter. The photos and video were great! The presenter's knowledge, content, pacing and visuals were all fabulous! Thank you for such a quality presentation and learning experience!"
  • "I enjoyed seeing the color-enhanced photos from the moon landing as well as very specific details, such as the demonstration showing exactly where the landings were geographically on the surface of the moon. I also enjoyed hearing more about the future of space travel."
  • "This was one of the best Web seminars I have ever attended. I will actually show this presentation to my fifth graders."
  • "The chat was friendly and questions were answered."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile page in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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