'The Eagle Has Landed': Remembering Apollo 11 with K. Renee Horton, Ph.D.

July 16th, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Mission Commander of Apollo 11, became the first human being to walk on the moon. The entire Apollo program remains one of the greatest technological achievements in history. In the 50 years since, no other country has put an astronaut on the moon. Franklin Avenue Library is proud to present Dr. K. Renee Horton, who will describe the Apollo mission’s significance bringing archival materials provided by NASA.
Dr. K. Renee Horton is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lifelong lover of science and NASA. A graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. of Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics, becoming the first African American to graduate from the University of Alabama in 2011 in this area.
Dr. K. Renee Horton currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans.
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