Why go to the Moon? Apollo, the Space Race, and the Many Faces of Lunar Exploration
This presentation will discuss the Moon as a target for human exploration and eventual settlement. It will explore the more than 50-year efforts to reach the Moon, as well as discuss the rationales for spaceflight and ideas for returning to the moon in the twenty-first century. Featuring Roger Launius (retired NASA, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum), this event is part of the 1968/69-2018/19: Historic Upheavals, Enduring Aftershocks Series, co-sponsored by the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium and others. Free and open to the public.