THE NEXT TALK IS (Change of schedule):
WHEN: April 3, 2017 @ 19:30 – 20:45
WHERE: Westwood Hotel, Dangan, Galway
How we got to the Moon, (and back)
Speaker: Brian MacGabhann
On the 20th July 1969 a human being stepped on to the surface of the Moon for the first time ever, marking the culmination of a project that had lasted eight years, costs billions of dollars and involved the work of some 400,000 individuals. Though born out of the confrontational politics of the Cold War, many see it as one of the most unifying acts in the history of our species, and one of our greatest technological achievements.
This talk will chart the origins and progress of that project, from its birth in the Cold War conflict with the USSR, through the vast technological challenges that had to be identified and overcome, to the amazing team of men chosen to go to the Moon, and the thousands of organizations, companies, groups and individuals that made it possible.