Ongoing in Affiliateland
Columbia Memorial Space Center (Downey, California) opens Achieving the Impossible: The Life and Dreams of Shelby Jacobs, a new exhibition showcasing the achievements of Shelby Jacobs, the engineer who developed the camera systems that captured amazing images during the Apollo missions, like the famous “Blue Marble” image. The exhibit runs through the Spring 2019.
The Museum of Flight (Seattle, Washington) invites you to “party like it’s 1969” during Seattle’s Summer of Space, featuring special events all summer long as we all celebrate the 50th anniversary of the very first manned mission to land on the moon.
The Mercer Museum will host Dr. Gloria Chisum on August 6, who conducted psychological research at the Naval Air Development Center in the early 1960s. Dr. Chisum will discuss her work there, including the development of protective eyewear for pilots operating in extreme conditions. On August 21, the Museum will show rarely-seen archival footage from the Mercury and Gemini astronaut training at the Naval Air Development Center, narrated by Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum Vice President Mark Calhoun. On August 29, the Mercer Museum welcomes NASA Solar System Ambassador Ann Schmiedekamp on the New Horizon mission and what it has revealed about Pluto and its faraway neighbors.
Join a panel of former aerospace professionals from the Apollo Era who designed/built the spacecraft that took us to the Moon! The conversation, From L.A. to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Landing tells the story of humanity’s greatest technical achievement from those who made it happen. At the Columbia Memorial Space Center on September 22, 2019.