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Pass the Torch Apollo Legacy Panels

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In celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago, this lecture series will feature those who lived and worked it.

Jun 20 Center Directors of Marshall Space Flight Center-Showcasing accomplishments and challenges during their leadershp as MSFC Director.  2:30 pm, Discovery Theater US Space & Rocket Center

Jun 20  “Back to the Moon and Beyond” - Emphasizes MSFC role in manned rockets, space probes/instruments for Moon/Cosmos exploration. Frozen water ice in deep Moon craters may Sustain Life; Answer great mystery - Are we Alone; Provide rocket fuel for Mars and icy planets/moons beyond. 6 pm, Hsv Main Public Library

Jun 27 Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) - Moon Buggy - History of LRV development; how it was created in such a short timeframe and integrated into the Apollo Lunar Module and how it fulfilled its mission. 2:30 pm, Discovery Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Jul 11 Apollo Propulsion & Engines - Fire and Smoke, exciting experiences and challenges in development of rocket engines ranging from V-2, H1, J2, F1, SSME, RS25; focuses on small to very large engines. 2:30 pm, Discovery Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Jul 15   Paperclip2 - 2nd Generation - German and U.S. life as part of U.S. Paperclip program Wernher Von Braun team children followed in their fathers' footsteps as aerospace engineers and architects. 12:00 pm, Discovery Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Jul 15 Al Worden Community presentation - Apollo 15 remembrances. 2:00 pm, National Geographic Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Jul 17 Saturn Family of Launch Vehicles - a discussion of the mighty Saturn I, Saturn IB and Saturn V launch vehicles and the role each played in making it possible to land a man on the moon. 2:30 pm, National Geographic Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Jul 17 Onboard Control System for the German A4/V2 Rocket - Professor Dr. Bernd Ulmann, University for Economy and Management, Frankfurt/Main, Germany presents this talk about the onboard control system for the A4(V2) rocket developed by Dr. Helmut Hoelzer. 12:00 pm, Discovery Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Jul 18 How We Really Got to the Moon: Leadership Secrets of the Apollo Program Ralph Petroff has maintained close ties with the Von Braun team family and continues to lead the family businesses that now concentrate on computerized pollution monitoring equipment for the world market. 6:00 pm, Hsv Main Public Library

Jul 20 Apollo 11 America's First Landing on the Moon-The Marshall Space Flight Center's role in the successful landing on the moon; the trials and tribulations of developing rockets capable of carrying humans into deep space. 2:30 National Geographic Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Jul 25 How Apollo 8 Won the 1960s Space Race and Changed the World- 7:00 pm National Geographic Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Aug 1  Exploration Mission-1 Talk Show; Next Giant Leap, 6 pm Hsv Main Public Library

Aug 8 Space Shuttle: A History in Review-Changes in perspective with shift from moon to Low Earth Orbit missions; Shuttle Payloads. 1:00 pm, Discovery Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Aug 15  Army Role in US Space Race-US soldiers/engineers joining Wernher Von Braun team and experiences. Talking about how Redstone Arsenal first came to be and video "How the US Army at Redsone Arsenal put the US into Space. 6 pm, Hsv Main Library 

Aug 22 Spacelab: Precursor to the International Space Station-Shuttle Bay Science Laboratory experiments overview. Scientific findings/benefits. Changes to perspective with shift from moon to Low Earth Orbit missions. 2-4 pm, Discovery Theater U.S. Space & Rocket Center  

Aug 29  Kenny Mitchell's Story NASA Russia Partnership-Remembering early days in setting up U.S. Embassy for International Space Station in Russia. 2:30 pm, Discovery Theater US Space & Rocket Center

Sep 5 International Space Station: Home and Work in Space-Development of ISS from NASA and contractor perspective, Boeing structure/modules; International Partner modules and nodes; scientific finds/benefits; Environmental Control Life Support System; Engineer Design and Integration. 2:30-4:30 pm, National Geographic Theater US Space & Rocket Center

Sep 12 The Apollo F-1 Recovery-Besoz Project history of the retrieval of Apollo F-1 first stage engines from the ocean by the team that studied the Titanic. 2:30 pm, Discovery Theater US Space & Rocket Center

Sep 19 Science Observatories Panel 1-Marshall Space Flight Center involvement with unmanned observatories; IUS; Hubble Space Telescope; Chandra; Telemetry Data Relay System; Skylab Apollo Telescope Mount; High Energy Astronomical Observatory. 2:30 pm, National Geographic Theater US Space & Rocket Center

Sep 19 Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Moon Buggy-History of LRV development; how it was created in such a short timeframe and integrated into the Apollo Lunar Module and how it fulfilled its mission. 6:00 pm, Hsv Main Public Library

Sep 26 Science Observatories Panel 2-Marshall Space Flight Center involvement with unmanned observatories; Interim Upper Stage; Hubble Space Telescope; Chandra; Telemetry Data Relay System; Skylab Apollo Telescope Mount; High Energy Astronomical Observatory. 2:30 pm, National Geographic Theater US Space & Rocket Center

Oct 17 The Future of Space Exploration-Visionary discussions about where humankind can explore based on known designs and information at this time. 6:00 pm, Hsv Main Public Library

Nov 19 International Space Station: Home and Work in Space-Development of ISS from NASA and contractor perspective, Boeing structure/modules; International Partner modules and nodes; scientific finds/benefits; Environmental Control Life Support System; Engineer Design and Integration. 6:00 pm, Hsv Main Public Library

Dec 19 Space Launch System-Excellent publicly acclaimed briefing on SLS status; where it is now, what will happen with it in the near future.  America's next giant rocket 6:00 pm Hsv Main Public Library



  • Location: Huntsville, AL
  • Price: No admission charged
Pass the Torch Apollo Legacy Panels
  • 03/14/2019 - 12/19/2019
  • Location varies by date
  • No admission charged