Tue 24 Sep: Project Apollo talk


The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is hosting a technical lecture on Project Apollo by Dr David Baker, a space systems engineer who worked on a number of NASA programmes, including Apollo.

The talk is on Tuesday 24 September, 6.30pm for a 7pm start, at East Surrey College, Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2JX.

The event is free but prior registration is required via a webpage.

Organisers say:

Sussex & Surrey Area IMechE Committee are delighted to invite you to our PROJECT APOLLO Technical Lecture.

Our speaker Dr David Baker worked with NASA for many years on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. Today he is a successful author having written more than 100 books on spaceflight technology.

The American President John F Kennedy, 1961, “this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” The Apollo Programme was born…

July 20, 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 achieved that goal.

Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon, he said, “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, David’s talk will cover the Apollo Programme, the challenges, the difficulties, and the successes…

The talk is FREE and open to the general public, but prior registration is required.

Tickets are available on our website.”


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