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      July 17, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      Cornell University
      Ithaca, New York 14853

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      Andrew Chaikin, author of “A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts”

      Free lecture at Cornell University's Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall. Award-winning journalist and space historian Andrew Chaikin brings the Apollo 11 mission back to life with stories about his one-on-one interviews with the first men on the moon: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins. He'll also provide historical insights to this incredible mission on its 50th anniversary.

      Chaikin's “A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts,” is an acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity leading to one of the greatest triumphs in human history. Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, the book conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail. The Apollo astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. The book was also the main basis for the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries, 'From the Earth to the Moon,' starring Tom Hanks.

      Chaikin has authored books and articles about space exploration and astronomy for more than three decades. Writer-director James Cameron ("Titanic," "Aliens of the Deep") called him “our best historian of the space age.” Brought to you by Cornell’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books | Science

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