Join us to relive the journey that defined a generation.
In this next edition of LIVE@Frost Science, join us for an exclusive, 60-minute advance screening of Chasing the Moon, in partnership with WLRN Public Media, featuring excerpts from the three-part series. Following the screening, join Captain Winston E. Scott for a moderated Q&A and book signing. Winston Elliott Scott is a retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997 logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including three spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. Captain Scott’s book, Reflections from Earth Orbit, is a vivid recount of his life in space.
Chasing the Moon, a film by Robert Stone, thoroughly reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The three-part series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — much of which has never before been seen by the public — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.
At this LIVE@Frost Science event on June 25, excerpts from the three-part series will be shown. Chasing the Moon airs on WLRN-TV on July 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m..
Admission is complimentary. Tickets are limited to two per transaction. Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food and beverage will be available for purchase prior to the event. (Food and beverage is not allowed inside the Frost Planetarium).
Please note registration to the event does not include museum admission. Museum exhibitions close at 6:00 p.m. Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.
- Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.