Who Really Got us to the Moon on Time?

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Speaker: David Baker

Date: 11 July 2012
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1SZ

While conventional wisdom tells us that around 350,000 people in government and industry put 12 astronauts on the Moon, a few hundred people of a very different breed provided the means by which NASA was able to fulfil the goal set by President Kennedy. Who were they and where did they come from?

You will also be able to purchase a copy of his bookazine SPACE 50 and get it signed by the author.

Biography: Schooled in the UK and in the USA, Dr David Baker joined NASA’s Gemini programme in 1965 and went on to participate in the Apollo J-series missions and Shuttle/ISS programmes. He worked with NASA Headquarters on marketing Shuttle payload opportunities under Capt Chester M Lee and on missions analysis. David made several official visits to the Soviet Union and to China in the 1980s discussing the possible use of non-US launch vehicles for international satellites and worked with many Far Eastern countries on civil and military applications. A passionate student of space history, David has written extensively on many aspects of US space programme management and on industry and policy issues. Among other responsibilities, he is currently editor of Spaceflight magazine.

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