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NASA launched Apollo 11 to the moon 50 years ago on July 16, 1969. What exactly did it take to accomplish this successful, history-making mission? Guests can hear a behind-the-scenes account from one of the NASA scientists who helped make that dream a reality.

Retired NASA physicist F. Don Cooper will share his experiences creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969, and the efforts that his team went through to successfully bring the Apollo 13 crew home safely in 1970. Cooper will also discuss the history of U.S. rockets, and his role in designing the Saturn V ascent guidance and trans-lunar targeting equations that would help make space travel possible.

Schedule of events

  • June 15 - Mission Bend Branch Library
  • June 29 - Fort Bend County Libraries - First Colony Branch Library
  • July 6 - Cinco Ranch Branch Library
  • July 20 - George Memorial Library, Richmond
  • July 27 - University Branch Library, Sugar Land
  • August 3 - Sienna Branch Library
  • August 31 - Missouri City Branch Library

NASA launched Apollo 11 to the moon 50 years ago on July 16, 1969. What exactly did it take to accomplish this successful, history-making mission? Guests can hear a behind-the-scenes account from one of the NASA scientists who helped make that dream a reality.

Retired NASA physicist F. Don Cooper will share his experiences creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969, and the efforts that his team went through to successfully bring the Apollo 13 crew home safely in 1970. Cooper will also discuss the history of U.S. rockets, and his role in designing the Saturn V ascent guidance and trans-lunar targeting equations that would help make space travel possible.

Schedule of events

  • June 15 - Mission Bend Branch Library
  • June 29 - Fort Bend County Libraries - First Colony Branch Library
  • July 6 - Cinco Ranch Branch Library
  • July 20 - George Memorial Library, Richmond
  • July 27 - University Branch Library, Sugar Land
  • August 3 - Sienna Branch Library
  • August 31 - Missouri City Branch Library

NASA launched Apollo 11 to the moon 50 years ago on July 16, 1969. What exactly did it take to accomplish this successful, history-making mission? Guests can hear a behind-the-scenes account from one of the NASA scientists who helped make that dream a reality.

Retired NASA physicist F. Don Cooper will share his experiences creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969, and the efforts that his team went through to successfully bring the Apollo 13 crew home safely in 1970. Cooper will also discuss the history of U.S. rockets, and his role in designing the Saturn V ascent guidance and trans-lunar targeting equations that would help make space travel possible.

Schedule of events

  • June 15 - Mission Bend Branch Library
  • June 29 - Fort Bend County Libraries - First Colony Branch Library
  • July 6 - Cinco Ranch Branch Library
  • July 20 - George Memorial Library, Richmond
  • July 27 - University Branch Library, Sugar Land
  • August 3 - Sienna Branch Library
  • August 31 - Missouri City Branch Library

WHEN

WHERE

Missouri City Branch Library
1530 Texas Pkwy.
Missouri City, TX 77489
http://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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