ONE GIANT LEAP: Apollo 11 @ 50 Conference Signature Speaker: Dr. Douglas Brinkley

Dr. Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America's success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth's orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley's ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation's history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

   

Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

One Giant Leap schedule

#HofApollo11

Date: April 3, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus

 

 

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP for the Signature Speaker: Dr. Douglas Brinkley lecture using the RSVP for this Event link.

RSVP for the Conference on April 2-3 

RSVP for SIGNATURE SPEAKER: Dr. Mae Jemison--Tuesday, April 2

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/apollo11.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

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Free

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Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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