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Lecture by Sy Liebergot on being a Flight Controller in Mission Control during the Apollo 13 crisis

Friday, 27th June 2014 @ 18:30 - 21:30 BST



Apollo 13 was to be the third Lunar landing until an explosion in an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft, leaving the three man crew in grave danger 200,000 miles from Earth. In his lecture, Sy will talk about his key role in the Apollo 13 crisis, how he made the call that ended the mission to land on the Moon and how, as part of the Mission control team, returned the crew safely back to Earth.

Join The Knowledge Observatory in the Lecture Theatre at The Heath Business & Technical Park in Runcorn from 6.30pm to 8.00pm to hear Sy Liebergot talk about what it was like to be a Flight Controller in Mission Control when a catastrophic failure occurred during the Apollo 13 mission and landed squarely in his lap. The presentation is followed by Questions and Answers and from 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm we will be having book collection, photographs and a NASA shop accompanied by refreshments.

For more information and/or to buy tickets (£15 each), Tickets are now sold out – for more information please see The Knowledge Observatory’s event page at: http://www.theknowledgeobservatory.co.uk/events/140627.shtml

Please note that this is not a Liverpool Astronomical Society event – if you have any queries you must contact The Knowledge Observatory.


Friday, 27th June 2014
18:30 - 21:30 BST
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The Knowledge Observatory
0845 226 8161
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Sy Liebergot


The Heath Business & Technical Park
Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4QX United Kingdom + Google Map
01928 511 132
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