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Lessons from Apollo: industry and great-power competition

The Apollo moon landing was not only a momentous scientific achievement, but also a grand strategic instrument of the Cold War

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Please join the Atlantic Council on Thursday, July 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a conversation on “The Aerospace Industry’s Contributions to Apollo”, as part of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Captains of Industry Series. The event will take place at the Atlantic Council’s Headquarters at 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, in Washington, DC.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this event will amplify the acclaimed achievements of NASA and the astronauts with a focus on the unremarked story of the aerospace industry’s role in the Apollo program. Apollo holds a distinctive place in the heritage of technology, businesses, and people who make up the contemporary landscape of aerospace and defense. To help us bring that underappreciated story to life, the event will feature:

The Captains of Industry Series is a platform for senior defense executives to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets.

Steven Grundman

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Keynote Remarks by:

Donald R. McMonagle

Former Astronaut Aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery,and Current Program Director for Space Launch Services at Raytheon

A Panel Comprising:

Jack Clemons

TRW’s Former Lead Engineer Supporting Operations at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center, Former Senior Vice President of Engineering at Lockheed Martin, and Author of Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home

David A. Mindell

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CEO and Co-Founder of Humatics, and Author of Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in the First Six Lunar Landings

John Tylko

Chief Innovation Officer at Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, and Lecturer in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Moderated by:

Teasel Muir-Harmony

Curator of Apollo Spacecraft at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and Author of Apollo to the Moon: A History in Fifty Objects

The Captains of Industry Series is a platform for senior defense executives to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets.

 

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