Visual Performing Arts Center Theater at
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose CA 95135
In 1960, President Kennedy challenged the country to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In order to reach this daunting goal, NASA needed high-res photographs of the lunar surface to pinpoint the first Apollo moon landing. The images taken by the unmanned Lunar Orbiter in 1966 were almost lost to history until 2008, when a band of rogue scientists and some twelve-year-old summer interns worked together to save them in an abandoned McDonald’s building on the NASA campus. Come hear this lively tale of how this team saved lunar image history.
Hosted by the Evergreen College Physics and Astronomy Department