This fascinating lecture will take you through the very beginnings of the space program, from China’s invention of rocketry to the bombings of England. Then we’ll explore the U.S. space programs that included Mercury, Surveyor, and Apollo. You’ll hear the latest reports about water on the moon, possible moon stations, and future space flights. We will also discuss the invention of the space suit and lunar rover. Come and hear these captivating stories from someone who spent his career working on the U.S. space program. This lecture is great background for the OLLI trip to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Wednesday, January 9.