The Moon used to be a byword for “impossible” until the historic flight of Apollo 11. NASA accepted the challenge outlined in President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1962 speech to go to the moon before the close of the decade and delivered the impossible on schedule. On July 20, 1969 two American astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, became the first men to walk on the moon’s surface. Along the way 400,000 Americans worked together to build the greatest engineering works the world has ever seen.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landings with a special presentation by Dr. David West Reynolds: “Achieving the Impossible: The Apollo Moon Landings.” Dr. Reynolds worked with Apollo astronauts and was granted full access to NASA facilities so that he could present a vivid, hands-on account in his book “Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon.” This program explains the great adventure—and illuminates the leadership principles that made Apollo successful despite its risky and unprecedented goals.
“Achieving the Impossible” will take place Monday, July 15 at 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the Floyd County Library.