Virtual Presentation: The Space Race 1957-1975 
Saturday, June 27, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 

The Soviet Union stunned the world in 1957, by putting the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit. By 1961, the Russians had also launched the first manned spacecraft and sent the first robotic probes to the Moon. In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced his daring plan for the American space program: landing a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. This presentation is packed with historic photographs and vintage concept art. Relive the dramatic “Space Race,” from the pioneering Mercury and Gemini flights to the first Apollo Moon landings and the lesser-known scientific missions that followed. Along the way, you will learn about the visionaries and scientists who made space travel possible, and the American astronauts who boldly traveled “Where no one has gone before.” NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT MEET AT THE LIBRARY, BUT WILL BE PRESENTED AS A WEBINAR. You will need to be registered in order to participate in the webinar. Please register on our online calendar here in order to have access to this meeting.

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