Press Release

NASA Invites Media and Public to Discussion About Legacy of Apollo

By SpaceRef Editor
July 8, 2009
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WASHINGTON — On Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA will host a roundtable discussion titled “Apollo: History and Legacy,” to mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. Members of the news media and public are invited to attend the panel in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in Washington.

The discussion will begin with remarks by NASA Acting Administrator Christopher Scolese. NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick will moderate the discussion.

The panelists are:

– Cristina Guidi, deputy director, Constellation Systems Division, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

– Roger Launius, senior curator in space history, National Air and Space Museum

– John Logsdon, Charles A. Lindbergh chair in aerospace history, Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, Washington

– Craig Nelson, author of “Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon”

– Michael Neufeld, chair of the division of space history, National Air and Space Museum, and author of “Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War”

The discussion will be broadcast live on NASA Television. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

NASA’s Apollo 40th anniversary Web sites provide easy access to various agency resources and multimedia about the program and the history of human spaceflight, including a gallery of Apollo multimedia features. The site is online at:

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.