NASA photo (The famous “Earthrise” photo from Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon.)
On Wednesday, November 28, at 1 pm, join us in the TCC NE J. Ardis Bell Library for a presentation highlighting the Apollo 8 Manned Spaceflight. TCC NE professors Raymond Benge and Dr. Kevin Barrett will inform us about why it is important to remember this historic space flight that will observe its 50th anniversary in December.
If you’d like to hear the Christmas Eve 1968 message from the book of Genesis the astronauts beamed back to Earth from the moon, click on the link below.
Two of the important events that occurred during the Apollo 8 flight were:
First humans to journey to the Earth’s Moon.
First pictures of Earth from deep space taken by astronauts.
For more information about the Apollo 8 flight go to NASA’s website at:
Join us on the upper level of the library on November 28th from 1-2 for this presentation. Light refreshments will be served.
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Come bring your lunch and join us for a presentation by Dr. Kevin Barrett, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:30-1, in NLIB 1129 Heritage Room on the lower level of the NE Library. His presentation topic for March 7 is on NOAA’s latest weather satellite that launched last week.
The first Wednesday of each month February-May, Dr. Barrett will present a topic related to NASA programs in the NE library. As a NASA Solar System Ambassador Volunteer, Dr. Barrett presents topics and invites discussion on the history and current mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. You may be surprised at the things that NASA has accomplished through the years and projects that are in the works. Some things you may not know about Dr. Barrett are that he is a former television weathercaster and science reporter and has a PhD in Environmental Geography from Texas State University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Earth Science from Baylor University. His love of space science developed at an early age when he was inspired by space travel posters hanging in his elementary school classroom. This led to participation in science fairs and rocket clubs, and eventually a science related career.
The Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) program works with motivated volunteers across the nation to share the latest science and discoveries of NASA’s space exploration missions through a variety of events that inspire their communities.
Did you know? Without the NASA space program we wouldn’t have the following inventions we all know: camera phones, CAT Scans, athletic shoes, dust busters, home insulation, wireless headsets, and the computer mouse, just to name a few. Thank you, NASA!
Further information about the Solar System Ambassadors Program is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador Dates for April and May presentations in the NLIB 2102 Library Classroom are Apr. 4 and May 2, 12:30-1pm. Come join us!
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