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THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY’S CONTRIBUTION TO APOLLO (Atlantic Council), July 18, 2019, DC, 10:30 am-12:30 pm ET

The Atlantic Council will host a conversation about “The Aerospace Industry’s Contribution to Apollo” on July 18, 2019 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm ET at its offices at 1030 15th St., NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC.  More information and an RSVP link are on the event’s website.

The event is described as follows:

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this event will amplify the acclaimed achievements of NASA and the astronauts with a focus on the unremarked story of the aerospace industry’s role in the Apollo program. Apollo holds a distinctive place in the heritage of technology, businesses, and people who make up the contemporary landscape of aerospace and defense. To help us bring that underappreciated story to life, the event will feature —

the following speakers:

  • Donald McMonagle, Program Director for Space Launch Services, Raytheon (and former astronaut)
  • Panel
    • Jack Clemons, former TRW Lead Engineer Supporting Operations at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center) and former Senior Vice President of Engineering at Lockheed Martin, and author of Safely to Earth: The Men and Women who Brought Astronauts Home
    • David A. Mindell, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Author of Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in the First Six Lunar Landings
    • John Tylko, Chief Innovation Officer at Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, and Lecturer in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Teasel Muir-Harmony, Curator of Apollo Spacecraft at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and Author of Apollo to the Moon: A History in Fifty Objects (moderator)


July 18, 2019
10:30 am - 11:00 pm