The Most Important Lessons from Apollo, 50 years later….


Prof. John Lattanzio, University of Monash
This colloquium will be held at 11 am, 25th October, in  Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room #132
The final 12 minutes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were filled with problems and ample reasons to abort. I will explain what was happening and why, and thus unlock the tension of those last few minutes. While the world watched in awe of the achievement, only Mission Control and the astronauts realised how close they were to aborting…for more than one reason. But they succeeded. How they did that is perhaps the greatest legacy of the Apollo program.