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THE LEGACY OF JFK AND THE APOLLO PROGRAM (Rice Univ), Sept 12, 2019, Houston, TX, 6:00-10:30 pm ET (5:00-9:30 pm Central Time)

The Rice Space Institute at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will hold an event on September 12, 2019 from 5:00-9:30 pm local time (6:00-10:30 pm Eastern) on the Legacy of JFK and the Apollo Program

Douglas Brinkley will talk about his recent book “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.”

That will be followed by Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator, who will talk about the Artemis program.

Two panels are next.

“The Legacy of JFK and the Apollo program” moderated by David Alexander, Director of the Rice Space Institute, and featuring:

  • George Abbey, space policy fellow, Rice University’s Baker Institute;
  • Walter Kiefer,  senior staff scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute at USRA;
  • Stephen Rothstein, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; and
  • David Brinkley, author, and Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor of Humanities, Rice University

“Future Moonshots,” moderated by Peter Rossky, dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, and featuring:

  • Moshe Vardi, University Professor and the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, Rice University;
  • José Onuchic, the Harry C. & Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics, Rice University;
  • Qilin Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering, Rice University; and
  • Doug Natelson, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University

For more information, visit the event’s website.  Register at this site.

[We are told by event organizers that, unfortunately, there will NOT be a webcast.  Bridenstine sometimes webcasts events himself using his smartphone, so might be worth checking his Twitter feed @JimBridenstine around the time of the event to see.]


September 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm