National Air and Space Museum Holds First Virtual Conference Nov. 10

October 28, 2009
News Release

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will hold its first virtual conference Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Apollo Space Program Virtual Conference for Educators will be a free one-day online program in which curators from the museum’s Space History Division will discuss the remarkable technologies that made the moon landings possible and the challenges the program faced.

The conference will feature six sessions: Placing Apollo in Historical Context; Getting to the Moon: Apollo Technology; Presidents, Politics, Social Climate; Apollo Artifacts; Apollo Imagery and Its Place in Modern American Society; and Remembering Apollo. The program will include sessions of general interest and sessions for secondary teachers with ties to the NASA History Advanced Placement and Human Geography Advanced Placement projects. All the conference sessions will be recorded, archived and available for future reference.

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This conference is funded by NASA.

The National Air and Space Museum building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is located at Sixth Street and Independence Avenue S.W. The museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, Va., near Washington Dulles International Airport. Both facilities are open daily from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free, but there is a $15 fee for parking at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

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