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The Apollo Experience

  • Johnson Space Center Teague Auditorium (map)

The Apollo Program taught the space-faring nations a great deal, and the experience gained is still applicable today.  This Session will feature a panel discussion that will address the precursor missions necessary for a successful lunar landing, lessons learned for future exploration, and the birth of international cooperation between the US and Russia.

Chair: Mark Geyer, Center Director, Johnson Space Center, USA

Organizer: Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD


  • Tom Stafford (Astronaut on Gemini 6A, Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and Apollo–Soyuz Test Project)

  • Walt Cunningham (Astronaut on Apollo 7)

  • Rusty Schweickart (Astronaut on Apollo 9)

  • Fred Haise (Astronaut on Apollo 13)

  • George Abbey, Former Director, NASA Johnson Space Center

  • Gerry Griffin, Apollo Flight Director - NASA JSC Mission Control, Former Director - NASA Johnson Space Center

(no public access – will be broadcast by NASA TV)

Later Event: October 15
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