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  • A Conversation with Astronaut Michael Collins on the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon

    April 16, 2019

    In 1865, Jules Verne wrote the science fiction novel “From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around it.” Nearly 105 years later, Michael Collins “lived” what Jules Verne could only imagine.

    In July of 1969, against the backdrop of the raging war in Vietnam and the social upheaval in American society, the eyes of the world turned skyward as three American astronauts roared their way toward history. In what has been described as the greatest technological achievement of the 20th century, Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin fulfilled President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to “achieving the goal, before the end of the decade, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”

    On April 15, 2019, Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins joins moderator Marvin Kalb to discuss the impact of his historic mission on the nation, the world and humankind.

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About the Series

The Kalb Report, moderated by Marvin Kalb, is jointly produced by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, The George Washington University, Harvard University, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, and Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. The series is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

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