“Apollo Memories” Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

The Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Memphis will host an evening of “Apollo Memories” Tuesday, July 16, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center atrium. Bill Weppner, NASA flight controller for Apollo missions 7 through 13, will share his memories at 6 p.m. in the UC Theater. A screening of the film Apollo 11 will follow at 6:45 p.m. in the Theater. The 90-minute documentary was released in March.

Weppner is retired from the U.S. Air Force and is an associate professor of mathematics at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

The event is free and open to the public.

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