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Planetarium Presentation: "Back to the Moon for Good"

Planetarium Program “Back to the Moon for Good” with a discussion in the Meeting Room afterwards with former Saturn/Apollo launch team member Kurt Volker. We will start issuing tickets at the Reference Desk 1 hour before showtime. The shows will be first come, first admitted. Macon County Public Library welcomes participants with disabilities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the Library at 524-3600 in advance of the event.
After a career in the Navy, Kurt made his way to Cape Canaveral in 1965 where he worked in the space program. His first job was assisting in the installation of a closed circuit television system at one of the Saturn launch pads, followed by a position with Fairchild-Hiller at the corporation’s Pegasus satellite tracking station there, and finally as a member of the Saturn/Apollo launch crew for the Boeing Company.
Kurt worked every launch of the Saturn/Apollo V from the first of three unmanned launches to Apollo VIII, the circumnavigation of the moon in December 1968. He worked in the control room at LCC 39 (launch control complex) during all launches and installed telemetry monitoring gear in Boeing’s first stage. In addition to the construction of the first stage of the Saturn V, Boeing was responsible for the integration and testing of the entire vehicle.
His comments will cover his experiences during his time at Cape Kennedy.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm