Dr. Ken MacTaggart is a Space Historian and writer on spaceflight who has extensive speaking experience around the UK and abroad. His fascination with Apollo started in 1968 with the launch of Apollo 7 and he followed all the subsequent flights closely, later interviewing many of the astronauts.
Ken will give an illustrated talk on the Apollo 11 mission with time for questions. He will then guide us through the actual landing anniversary moment at 9.18pm explaining events as they happen, including the moonwalk, the return to earth and the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.....a fascinating insight from a true space expert.
PLUS: THE ARMSTRONG TAPES inroduced by James R. Hansen
Never-before-heard audio tapes recorded with Neil Armstrong during the final years of his life reveal an intimate portrait of this iconic – and famously private – man. Illustrated through previously unseen personal photographs and archival footage, this 44-minute documentary from Steve Rotfeld Productions takes viewers on an emotional journey into the thoughts and experiences of the first man on the Moon. Produced in partnership with the National Geographic Channel.
Our Celebration of Neil Armstrong is supported by The Stevenson Trust and is a fund-raising event for
The Buccleuch Centre (SC036484)