Speaker Series: Celebrating Star Trek’s 55th Anniversary
Date: Saturday, Sep 25 | 11AM to 12PM
Categories: Educational Events, Special Events
This month marks the 55th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek. On September 25, join Glen Swanson on The Making of an Enterprise: How NASA, the Smithsonian and Aerospace Industry of the 1960s helped create Star Trek.
Times: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Harrison Ford Welcome Theater
Price: Included in museum admission
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Presentation
About Glen Swanson:
Glen Swanson is the founder of Quest, the world’s only scholarly journal dedicated to the history of spaceflight. The journal is now approaching its thirtieth year of publication. He served as the chief historian of NASA’s Johnson Space Center where he managed their oral history program to help preserve the stories of the half a million people that worked in support of the Apollo program. His award-winning book, Before This Decade is Out: Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program, now in its third printing, contains a selection of some of those oral histories. He has taught physics at Grand Valley State University and continues to research and write about space history and the history of science. His research on the legacy of the Star Trek television show has been published in Michigan History Magazine and the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine. For more on Swanson, visit www.glenswanson.space.