about this event
Exactly 50 years ago on the 20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the Moon and changed our place in the cosmos. Apollo has become part of human culture, changed attitudes and inspired generations. This talk will explore the context of President Kennedy's decision to 'put a man on the Moon', describe the peaks and troughs of an extraordinary programme, reflect on Apollo's legacy and give an update on current and future lunar exploration.
This talk will be presented by Professor Alan Smith - Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL)