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3/5/2010

EAC and Desert Sky Gazers present “Aerospace Engineering and the Apollo Project”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] The Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park Campus’ Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club will present “Aerospace Engineering and the Apollo Project” on Saturday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. Pictured: The launch of the Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 to the moon on July 16, 1969. (EAC – Contributed photo.)
 

By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—In partnership with Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, the Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club will present a free, family-friendly lecture on Saturday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus, entitled “Aerospace Engineering and the Apollo Project.” This lecture will be given by local resident Al Cochran, who was a managing engineer for the entire Apollo project.

“Cochran is one of the pivotal figures in the engineering of one of America's most ambitious space venture,” says Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus. “He is a member of the Lion’s Club as well as a community activist, but I had no idea of his important past!”

“A couple of weeks ago, we were gifted with a lecture concerning the Apollo 13 mission and the importance of training and leadership,” continues Swanson. “Now, we can hear about some of the inside design and construction details of this amazing part of American aerospace history. Please join us as we celebrate this important milestone in NASA's past.”

For more information about this event or about Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.

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