Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by hearing about it from Larry Haug, part of the Apollo team that landed man on the moon! Learn about early days of American Manned Space Flight, Projects Mercury and Gemini, the decision to go to the Moon, the challenges faced and the planning that went into a successful landing. Apollo Communications and Tracking requirements, how they functioned and utilized the technology of the 1960s to support the Apollo missions will also be discussed. Videos of the different phases of an Apollo mission and personal stories about working with the astronauts will be shared.

After serving in the United States Air Force, Larry Haug went to work for NASA where he was part of the Apollo team that landed man on the moon. After Apollo he worked on the early development of the Space Shuttle and was Ground Data Systems Mission Manager for the Hubble Space Telescope.  Larry took early retirement from NASA after a career spanning 27 years and then went on to teach high school students the intricacies of Computer Networking, Computer Maintenance and Oracle Database.  Larry is a long term member of Toastmasters International and is also an avid scuba diver with over 400 deep water dives and usually takes trips around the world to explore the wonders of the undersea environment.

If you are unable to attend this event in person, it will be available for viewing and replay via our FPL Livestream page at https://livestream.com/faylib.