Thursday 27 June, 2019 8.00pm to 10pm
ISU Cosmos Auditorium, Illkirch
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The United States between July 1969 and December 1972 sent twelve men to walk of the surface of the Moon. Then it stopped lunar voyages, and in the almost half-century since, no human has traveled beyond low Earth orbit. This talk by the author of John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon will discuss why the United States undertook Project Apollo, why that project was cut short, and whether there will be a return to the Moon in coming years.
Dr. John M. Logsdon is Professor Emeritus at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he was the founder and long-time director of GW’s Space Policy Institute.
Author, among many articles, essays, and edited books, of the Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration (2018), Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier (2019) , After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program (2015), John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (2010), The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest (1970), and general editor of the seven-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program (1995-2008)
Logsdon is a sought-after commentator on space issues, and has appeared in documentaries,on television networks, and radio programs in many countries.
In 2003 he was a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, and formerly was a member of the NASA Advisory Council.