NASA: From the Moon to Mars and Beyond

June 19, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location Smith Hall

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Apollo 11 Lunar Command Module pilot Michael Collins, former NASA administrator Charles Bolden, former director of the Johnson Space Center Ellen Ochoa, and former NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman discuss NASA’s past, present, and future with National Air and Space Museum director Ellen Stofan. This program is supported in part by Raytheon Company and Draper.

Fireside Chat with Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Blue Origin, will join Ambassador Caroline Kennedy for a fireside chat about his vision for going to space to benefit Earth.

*Please note that registration for this event is now closed.  

This panel is part of the JFK Space Summit, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and President Kennedy’s vision that launched the effort to get there. Hosted by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, this day-long symposium highlights the history that led to the first Moon landing, current scientific and technological space initiatives, and the future of space exploration. The program will challenge Americans to learn from the past, draw inspiration from President Kennedy’s vision, and renew our civic commitment to solving the great challenges of our own time.

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Please note that absolutely no backpacks or large bags will be permitted in the Library on June 19. Parking availability will be limited; we encourage the use of public transportation if possible.



How to Attend

All Forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended, and may be made by clicking the "Register" link on this page, or by calling 617-514-1643. Registration guarantees a seat in the building, but not in the main hall. Doors to the main hall open approximately one hour before the start of each program.

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