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Apollo: The Golden Age of Spacecraft

Date: 10/13/2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: UTSI Auditorium

The University of Tennessee Space Institute is pleased to invite you to hear Astronaut Walter Cunningham speak at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 13th, in the UTSI Auditorium.

Walter Cunningham was the lunar-pilot for Apollo 7 – the first manned flight test of the third generation United States spacecraft. He is the author of “The All-American Boys” that recounts the human side of the early space program. His talk “The Golden Age of Spaceflight” reflects Cunningham, pilot on the first manned flight of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon, presents his personal view of “Man’s Greatest Adventure.” He provides his unique perspective on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, including the philosophical, psychological and inspirational factors that were the driving force of success in landing a man on the Moon. He focuses on the human aspect: the Apollo 1 fire, astronaut selection, pay, training, and working and living in space and how today’s views on space have evolved.

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