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FLYING TO THE MOON: A SPECIAL EVENT WITH APOLLO 11 PILOT MICHAEL COLLINS

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fifty years ago, as the whole world watched, Michael Collins flew to the moon. That historic journey is beautifully told in his recently re-issued young adult classic, Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story. Come hear the story from General Collins himself—and see some brand new photographs of that journey—in an intimate and up-close program with an American legend.

A student program for ages 10-14.

Each child ticket purchased includes a signed copy of the book Flying to the Moon by Michael Collins.

(1) ADULT will be admitted with the purchase of (1) CHILD ticket.
Adults will not be admitted to the event unless accompanied by a child.

Moderator

Loren GrushScience Reporter

Loren Grush is a senior science reporter for The Verge, the technology and culture brand from Vox Media, where she specializes in all things space—from distant stars and planets to human spaceflight and the commercial space race.

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Participants

Michael CollinsAstronaut

Michael Collins flew in both the Gemini 10 and the Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s. After retiring from NASA in 1970, he became director of the National Air and Space Museum until 1978, when he became Under Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

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