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Moonshots Then and Now: Why Google Isn’t NASA
September 25, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Wednesday, September 25, the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium will present “Moonshots Then and Now: Why Google Isn’t Nasa” as a part of a lunar event series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission that first landed humans on the moon.
Fifty years on, NASA’s triumphs in the Apollo program have made “moonshot” a part of the language. Dr. Thomas Haigh will compare and contrast NASA’s work on moonshots during the Apollo program with that of private programs, such as Google X, also known as Google’s “Moonshot Factory.”