40 years later, how it happened and lessons learned

How America got to the Moon

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ROCKLAND — On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Moon. Most Americans did not support the program; it was very expensive and an 'impossible' feat, well beyond our ability. So how and why did the United States go to the Moon?

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Jon Wallace, Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m., at the Rockland Public Library to learn more about how and why NASA got to the Moon, the mission, lessons learned, and the people that made it possible.

Wallace was a high school science teacher in Meriden, Connecticut for over 32 years. He is past president of the Connecticut Association of Physics Teachers and was an instructor in Wesleyan University’s Project ASTRO program.

He has managed the Naugatuck Valley Community College observatory and run many astronomy classes and training sessions throughout Connecticut.

He has a BS in geology from the University of Connecticut; a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a Certificate of Advanced Study (Sixth Year) in Science (Astronomy) from Wesleyan University.

He currently lives in Maine and gives free presentations in schools, libraries and other venues in the Freeport area.

The Library is located at 80 Union  St. FMI: 594-0310.

Event Date: 

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

Rockland Public Library

Address: 

80 Union Street
Rockland  Maine
United States