More Than A Small Step

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Retired General Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Forty years after NASA launched the Apollo 11 spacecraft that put a man on the moon President Barack Obama has nominated Charles F. Bolden, Jr., a former space shuttle astronaut and retired Marine general to head the agency. If confirmed Bolden will be the first African American to hold the position as the agency’s permanent administrator. NASA has a strong legacy of the past and exciting future to celebrate.

To help them do so and commemorate mans first walk on the Moon the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum will feature the nasaApollo 11 crew, as well as Mission Control creator and former Johnson Space Center director Chris Kraft as the speakers for the Museum’s 2009 John H. Glenn lecture in space history on Sunday July 19. While the event is free, tickets are required and will be distributed via an online lottery Tuesday, May 26 through Monday, June 1.

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