On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM Justin (Jay) Rennilson, JPL and CIT Senior Research Fellow, retired, will present:
The First Controlled Landing on a Celestial Body
50 years ago this month a lonely spacecraft sat on the lunar surface, surprised by it’s success, as it scanned the distant landscape looking at rocks, craters and the sky above. The success of the Surveyor 1 controlled landing satisfied NASA that Apollo could land safely on the lunar surface with humans onboard. JPL, together with Hughes Space Systems, had overcome many problems to put that spacecraft on the moon. The story of that historic event has many interesting twists! Come hear Jay Rennilson, one of the original co-investigators on Surveyor’s Television experiment, recall those heady times.
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