June 30, 2016 – On July 16, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch to the Moon, former NASA engineer Lou Ramon will speak at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ramon will give a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and achievements of the Apollo program, sharing his first-hand experiences during the screening of Apollo 11 – Harder Than It Looked.
During his nearly 50-year aerospace career, Ramon was involved in a number of U.S. human spaceflight programs, from Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle to the International Space Station. He is now a dedicated volunteer docent at the Space Foundation Discovery Center. He continues to be passionate about human spaceflight, and considers himself to be an “old-fashioned spaceman.”
Among the many highlights of his career, he is proud of working as part of the Apollo 11 mission, alongside astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. During this anniversary event, Ramon will share his insights, photos, and video of the July 20, 1969 landing on the Moon. His talks are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are included in the cost of Discovery Center admission.
The Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on major holidays.
Learn more about the activities on July 16 here.