Apollo 11 After 50 Years

Wed 21st Aug 2019 @12:00 PM, level 7, David Caro Building
Prof. John Lattanzio

Email:  john.lattanzio@monash.edu


The final 12 minutes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were filled with problems and ample reasons to abort. I will explain what was happening and why, and thus unlock the tension of those last few minutes. While the world watched in awe of the achievement, only Mission Control and the astronauts realised how close they were to aborting…for more than one reason.