June 1, 2009
MIT Symposium To Honor 40th Anniversary Of Moon Landing
-- Apollo luminaries, astronauts reflect on lessons for future
-- Buzz Aldrin, Chris Kraft, Ted Sorensen, John Holdren part of three-day MIT celebration
Keynote: John Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.
Featured speakers: Chris Kraft, Director of Flight Operations for Apollo; Ted Sorensen, President Kennedy's Special Counsel and Advisor; Richard Battin, Director of Apollo guidance, navigation and control system; Maria Zuber, head of the MIT Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Richard Garriott, VP of Space Adventures; and many more.
Symposium agenda (also see below): http://apollo40.mit.edu/symposium/agenda.html
Other MIT Apollo events June 10-12; details: http://apollo40.mit.edu/
- June 10: Memorial for Robert Seamans, one of the principal architects of Apollo
- June 11, evening: Buzz Aldrin/Boston Pops concert
- June 12, morning: Tours of MIT aeronautics labs
WHAT: Giant Leaps Symposium, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday June 11, 9:00am-5:45pm; Kresge Auditorium, across from main MIT entrance at 77 Massachusetts Ave.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Patti Richards, 617.253.8923; [email protected]