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MISSION

To reflect on the Moon Landing experience and critically analyze the implications of this achievement on the world social climate and on national and international policies, both from a historical perspective and for contemporary and future developments.

GOALS

  • Through contextualization, think critically of the impact that the social and historical environment of the Sixties had on the Moon Landing experience
  • Through contextualization, reflect on how the Moon Landing experience affected the cultural and historical environment of the Sixties
  • Assess how the Moon Landing experience has shaped contemporary social issues and national and international policies

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THANK YOU

The Moon Landing in Context project is grateful for the support from Framingham State University, especially for the partial funding provided through the Arts and Ideas program, and the scholarly advice offered by several members of its faculty.  As a Smithsonian Affiliate, Framingham State University was able to benefit from remarkable resources made available by the Smithsonian Institution. The project is grateful to Jennifer Brundage, National Outreach Manager for the Smithsonian Affiliations, for the advice and help she offered for the project to gain access to world-renowned experts at the National Air and Space Museum. Finally, we want to thank Irene Porro for her leadership and Suzanne Wright for her hard work and enthusiastic approach.