Preserved 1966 Apollo Lunar Landing Symposium Material by Canadian Finds Home. Credit: NASA.

Preserved 1966 Apollo Lunar Landing Symposium Material by Canadian Finds Home on NASA Website

This past weekend was the 50th anniversary of a three-day 1966 Apollo Lunar Landing Symposium (ALLMS) that took place in Houston the weekend of June 25-27, 1966. It was an important event in the Apollo missions timeline and including prominent Canadians.

Now another Canadian, Randy Attwood, current Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, has found a home on the NASA Apollo Lunar Surface Journal website for material he and his colleagues have collected over the years, including audio, from that Symposium.

The material is of of course of historical importance, but also useful to current mission planners as it provides valuable insights into the thinking of what was needed to land on the surface of the moon.

Attwood has initially added his introductory remarks and Canadian Owen Maynard’s excellent lunar landing mission overview (audio and presentation) who played a critical role in the Apollo program.

More material will be added to the website going forward.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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