Event Announcement: The Space Program under Presidents Nixon and Ford


President Nixon talking to the Apollo 11 crew on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

President Nixon talking to the Apollo 11 crew on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

All are invited to the open forum at noon on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

Roger Launius, senior curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will moderate a panel discussion on the American space program as it developed under Presidents Nixon and Ford, including the Apollo missions to the Moon, the decision to develop the space shuttle, and the 1975 Apollo–Soyuz test project.

The panel includes John Logsdon, professor emeritus of George Washington University; William Barry, chief historian at NASA; and others. Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Archives Office of Presidential Libraries.

NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher shows the projected Space Shuttle to President Gerald R. Ford in 1976.

NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher shows the projected Space Shuttle to President Gerald R. Ford in 1976.

Watch this event live on our Ustream channel at www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives. All the videos of this events are archived on this web page and can be watched at any time.

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One Response to Event Announcement: The Space Program under Presidents Nixon and Ford

  1. Greg Dinardi says:

    I dearly hope you will touch on the so very major tragedy of the cancellation of the second Saturn V production under Mr. Nixon’s watch.We lost so much, including our ability to explore. I am sure this is why Von Braun died just a few years later at such a young age, of a broken heart.

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