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July 20, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Arneson Acres Park
4711 W. 70th St.
Edina, MN 55424
$14 for Edina Historical Society members and $16 for non-members
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Apollo: Why America Went to the Moon (a non-technical look at mankind's greatest technological achievement)

Saturday, July 20, 2019

It has been 50 years since Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the lunar surface, making "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." On July 20, 1969, hundreds of millions across the world watched as Apollo 11 made its historic landing. That day will long be remembered as the first-time mankind ventured beyond the earth’s boundaries to explore a new world. But why did we go to the moon? What was it about that moment in history that would lead the nation to embrace a quest that many deemed impossible? Join us for a non-technical discussion of the many forces at work -- political, social and fiscal -- that led to mankind’s greatest technological achievement.