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Fishman “One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon” Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m. The acclaimed author discusses and signs copies of his book, the remarkable story of the trailblazers and ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon. From digital pioneer Charles Draper, who created the two computers aboard Apollo 11, to the factories where hundreds of women wove computer programs with copper wire, “One Giant Leap” captures the achievement of the people who made possible what is arguably the greatest success story of the 20th century. Fishman is also the author of “A Curious Mind” (with Brian Grazer), “The Wal-Mart Effect” and “The Big Thirst.” He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business journalism. Labyrinth Books will provide books for signing. Community Room

“Anticipating Apollo: The Military Origin of American Space Science” Monday, July 15, 7 p.m. During the 50th anniversary week of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 lunar landing, space historian and Princeton University postdoctoral fellow Jordan Bimm presents a lecture on the military origin of the U.S. space program. The talk will focus on the pre-NASA history of Air Force

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Moon Landing

“space medicine,” the field responsible for solving the biological problems of spaceflight. Bimm will also discuss how studies, simulations, and far-flung expeditions conducted between 1949 and 1959 resulted in surprising early visions of the American astronaut and the places they might go, particularly Mars. The lecture explores the nearly-forgotten period of military space science in the 1950s, and how it set the stage for NASA’s Space Race in the 1960s. Community Room

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