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The Apollo Program to the Moon: History and Legacy"

La Salle Public Library
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

On Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m., the La Salle Public Library will host Author, Astronomy Educator, and Speaker, Michelle Nichols, when she presents, "The Apollo Program to the Moon: History and Legacy." 

Fifty years ago, in December of 1968, American astronauts successfully flew around the Moon on the Apollo 8 Mission.   In July of 1969, Apollo II successfully met JFK's challenge to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth within a decade.   What did we learn from our experiences of the Moon?   Why did we not return after 1972? What is next for NASA? 

Michelle Nichols will discuss the history of the development of Apollo, the science learned from the Moon landings and an overview of the decisions made during and after Apollo that have had a ripple effect of U.S. space exploration right up to present day.   

This program is free and open to the public and is made possible through funding from the Alwin C. Carus Trust.   For more information, contact the La Salle Public Library at 815-223-2341.