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Andy Chaikin Talked Moon

October 5, 2009

Over the weekend, while a lot of people went to the Miramar Airshow, many also came by the Museum to hear space journalist and author Andy Chaikin talk about the moon and its explorers.

During his first presentation, for educators, he explored the moon using the interactive computer program Google Moon. The talk had such good and interesting info that we (the Education Department) will probably “heavily borrow” some/most of it for a class or two.

Then after a lunch on the back patio, Andy gave his second talk to the public, which he recounted some of the amusing and interesting stories and quotes he collected from Apollo astronauts during his book research.

Afterwards, he spent some time wandering around the space gallery and checking out the Apollo 9 space craft and other space related items in our collection. Check out some pictures below:

Checking out the Gemini and Mercury Spacesuits

Checking out the Gemini and Mercury Spacesuits

I want to buy it but they say not to wear white after Labor Day.

I want to buy it but they say not to wear white after Labor Day.

This Space Craft looks Dirty. Jesse (SDSpace), Andy (Speaker), Francis

This Space Craft looks Dirty. Jesse (SDSpace), Andy (Speaker), Francis

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