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Apollo 13: 50 Years Later

July 17, 2020  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



FRIDAY, JULY 17 AT 2 PM

$6

THIS EVENT IS BOTH AT THE MUSEUM AND ONLINE. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TICKET SELECTION.

LIVE THEATER: Visit The Journey Museum and Learning Center's Wells Fargo Theater to see the performance in person! Museum staff will seat viewers to match social distancing protocols. Limited to 40 guests.

ONLINE: View the performance from home as a Zoom webinar! Limited to 100 viewers.


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A look back on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 - one of the most remarkable rescue missions in history.

In this family-friendly event, Tom Durkin will provide an engaging forum looking back on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s nearly fatal mission.

On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 lifted off for the moon. Two days later, with the spacecraft well on its way, an oxygen tank exploded, causing the second tank to fail. Those on board were put in major jeopardy and were forced to scrub the lunar landing.

Apollo 13 is now known as one of the most remarkable rescue missions in history.

NASA’s “can-do” spirit lives on today, as America’s space agency is working to send astronauts back the moon by 2024 with an eye toward Mars.

This event is sponsored by the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, allowing for a specially-priced $6 ticket.


ABOUT TOM DURKIN

Since 1999, Tom Durkin has worked as the deputy director of the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

He manages educational and research activities associated with the Space Grant Consortium, which is one of 52 university-based Consortia across the nation that fund projects in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math supported by NASA's unique mission. He guides university students funded by the Space Grant and speaks to the public and school groups about NASA missions and astronomy.

Tom received a bachelor's in earth science from Adelphi University in New York, and a master's in geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is a Certified Professional Geologist.

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Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.

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Chaperones are requested. Special pricing will be extended to adult chaperones.

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.