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Celebrating The Legacy of JFK & Apollo 11

Moonshot: UMass Lowell and the JFK Library Foundation Celebrate the Legacy of John F. Kennedy and Apollo 11

President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn look inside the Friendship 7 capsule on Feb. 23, 1962. Photo by John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn look inside the Friendship 7 capsule on Feb. 23, 1962.

Join us on April 5 for a symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic first moon landing. Presented by UMass Lowell and the JFK Library Foundation, the event will honor the legacy of the Apollo 11 mission and President John F. Kennedy’s lasting impact on science, research, engineering and space exploration.

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This event is part of the “Spring into Science” series hosted by the Kennedy College of Sciences at UMass Lowell.

The symposium, moderated by Prof. Megan Donahue, president of the American Astronomical Society, will feature a panel discussion with:

  • James Green, chief scientist, NASA
  • Robert Twiggs, visiting assistant professor of space science, Morehead State University and inventor of CubeSat
  • Rahul Narayan, founder and chief executive of TeamIndus and member of OrbitBeyond, a lunar transportation company
  • Susanna Finn, Ph.D. research scientist, UMass Lowell, who is leading a team of undergraduate students in developing a satellite mission

Please be advised that photos and or video taken at the event may be used in university websites and promotional materials.

Program of Events:

  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Activities and demonstrations
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Panel discussion followed by questions and answers

This event is made possible through the support of the Office of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI), the Kennedy College of Sciences, the JFK Library Foundation, Raytheon and Teradyne.