Ignite your curiosity and grow your passion for space and science at our monthly Thought Leader Series. The best and brightest minds examine the significance of historic missions, share the latest news in space exploration and look ahead to the future of space travel. This immersive series takes guests beyond our walls to provide inspiring, engaging and educational learning experiences.
Upcoming Thought Leader Series presentation
Lessons From Apollo 12
Nov. 13 | 7 p.m.
The Apollo 11 mission made history. But it didn’t mark the end of NASA’s work. Less than five months after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, NASA continued its mission, sending Apollo 12 to the Moon.
It was a unique mission, filled with a lightning strike, precise landings and a destroyed color television tube.
In the next installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, presented by the University of Texas Medical Branch, listen to Apollo-era flight director Gerry Griffin, flight controllers Jerry Bostick and Milt Heflin and NASA astronaut Stan Love discuss what the Apollo 12 mission meant and how its lessons continue to inform the work NASA does today.
Apollo 12 launched in November 1969, and the crew included commander Pete Conrad, Command Module pilot Richard Gordon and Lunar Module pilot Alan Bean.
This evening event is free to the public, however a ticket is required because space is limited.