Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Renaissance Theater, Tuscany Falls Clubhouse
'One Giant Leap for Mankind'
It is almost 50 years since Neil Armstrong spoke those words, as he climbed down a ladder and stepped onto the surface of the moon, the first of 12 astronauts to walk on its surface and the first to leave Earth's orbit and visit another world.
NASA Ambassador Ted Blank will describe what it took to get Armstrong and 'Buzz' Aldrin on the moon. The herculean project fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade, a challenge that came after a Soviet cosmonaut became the first person to fly in space, re-enforcing American fears about being left behind in technology.
Monday Morning Lectures are held in the Renaissance Theater at 10 a.m., except for Jan. 21, which is 9:30 a.m. Tickets to all Monday Lectures are $5 per person and may be purchased at the door of the Renaissance Theater on the day of the lecture.
Further information may be found at the LifeLong Learning website at https://lifelonglearningatpc.org/.