MPSC Director Todd Boyette will speak on Saturday, April 14, as part of the Full Frame documentary film festival in Durham.
Boyette's presentation will follow a screening of "In The Shadow of the Moon," a film by David Sington that explores the lives of the 12 men who walked on the Moon.
Beginning in the 1960s and continuing for nearly 20 years, MPSC worked with NASA to train the astronauts in celestial navigation, using the Zeiss star projector in the planetarium. Eleven of the 12 moonwalkers trained at MPSC. Boyette's presentation will include archival materials from the training activities as well as a discussion of MPSC's role in America's space program.
"In The Shadow of the Moon" is a premium event of Full Frame and will begin at 5:15 p.m. in Fletcher Theater, part of the historic Carolina Theater in downtown Durham. For tickets and other information about the event, please visit the Full Frame documentary film festival Web site.