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    Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about her book Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience, in which she provides a history of Thanksgiving.

  • Brian Binnie on Space Travel
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    Brian Binnie on Space Travel

  • Discussion with NASA Photographer Bill Ingalls
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    NASA Photography

    NASA photographer Bill Ingalls presented a slide show of his career from Apollo through the last space shuttle mission. Events included rocket launches in Russia and Japan, as well as Astronaut Neil…

  • Discussion on the Apollo Space Missions
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    Apollo Space Missions

    Astronaut Walter Cunningham was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 7 in 1968. NASA’s third civilian astronaut, he talked about the early Apollo missions, the space race with the Russians, and the future of…

  • Discussion on Exploring Space and Earth
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    Exploring Space and Earth

    NASA astronaut Cady Coleman talked about her career, including being a woman on the International Space Station (ISS) and medical issues for astronauts. She showed photographs and videos as she talked about…

  • Apollo Lunar Missions
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    Apollo Lunar Missions

    Charlie Duke talked about space travel. He was the voice at NASA’s mission control that guided Apollo 11 to its 1979 moon landing. He talked about later walking on the moon himself with Apollo 16 and then…

  • Private Space Travel
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    Private Space Travel

    Richard Garriott used slides as he talked about his 12-day trip into space. When the Russian Soyuz TMA-13 launched October 12, 2008, he became the sixth private citizen to fly into orbit and the first American second-generation…

  • Discussion on Tourist Travel to the International Space Station
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    Tourist Travel to the International Space Station

    Greg Olsen, the third private citizen to orbit Earth on the International Space Station, talked about his 2005 trip and the training he did in Russia. He used photographs and videos to demonstrate everything…

  • Apollo 16 Mission and Space Exploration
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    Apollo 16 Mission and Space Exploration

    Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke talked about the state of space exploration and recounted his experiences as the lunar module pilot for Apollo 16. Mr. Duke became the tenth and youngest…

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    The Bounty

    Ms. Alexander talked about her book, The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, published by Viking Press. In the book, the author examines both the myths and realities of the…

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    Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Mr. Banerjee talked about his book, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, published by Mountaineers Books. He discussed his life and what led him to pursue photography…

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    The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland

    Hugh Thomson discussed his book The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland, published by Overlook Press. He showed slides and described his successful 1982 expedition to “re-discover” Llactapata,…