July 20 will be the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first space mission to put people on the moon.
- June 13: ThursTalks - Apollo 11: Jerry Woodhill
10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the Library Theater
Jerry Woodfill, former Apollo 11 and 13 Spacecraft Warning System Engineer will be discussing "Eleven Things That Saved Apollo 11".
- July 25: Apollo Mission Control Restoration
7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Library Theater
Sandra J. Tetley, a Historic Preservation Officer at NASA Johnson Space Center, will speak about the Apollo Mission Control Restoration Project. The Historic Mission Control at NASA was named to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1985 in recognition of its historical significance. Mission Control monitored nine Gemini, all Apollo Moon missions and 21 space shuttle missions. These missions included the flight of Apollo 11 that first landed men on the Moon, the Apollo 13 mission that famously experienced an in-flight emergency and 40 other space missions.