In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, NASA landed six manned spacecraft on the moon. This achievement was the culmination of intense planning and execution of earlier missions. The first manned landing on the moon occurred after only eight years after the start of the Apollo program. Len Duda will review the history and scientific results from these missions from Apollo 11 through Apollo 17.
Leonard Duda, PhD, retired from Sandia National Laboratories after 37 years. He has been involved with volunteer science education activities including a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Science Olympiad, regional and state science fairs, and the Explora Science Center. He is a Grand Awards judge co-chair at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In retirement, Duda continues his volunteer work and is a part-time educator at Explora.