Hill Road - Author Michael Gorn: Apollo 11 at 50

  • book cover for michael gorn's book Spacecraft. Shows a rocket being sent off into space
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dr. Michael H. Gorn visits Hill Road Library to present a special talk, “Lucky and Smart: Apollo 11 @ 50.” Gorn is an author and historian specializing in the field of aeronautics and spaceflight.

In this presentation, Gorn discusses how the Apollo program got started, and the many ways in which good (and bad) fortune influenced the outcome of the mission. He also speaks about his book, Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites that Put Us in Space (Quarto Publishers, London, 2018) — how it originated, what it covers, and where spaceflight may be heading in the future.

A federal historian of nearly 30 years, Gorn, the author of eight books on the history of aeronautics and spaceflight, spent 13 of those years at NASA. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for his aerospace writing, and has been featured in interviews on National Public Radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Gorn lives in Thousand Oaks, California.

This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation. For additional information, contact Linda Cherry, Librarian, at (805) 677-7180.

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