Space race is in the spotlight at Quad

Derby-based arts centre Quad will discover more behind the voyages of the Lunar Landing and the Apollo Programme with a free talk by Anthony Southwell, from the Derby and District Astronomical Society, entitled One Giant Leap: The Voyages of the Apollo Programme later this month.

Between the years 1968 and 1972, humankind embarked upon its most ambitious, and hazardous, journey.

During that period, we landed on the Moon six times and twelve men walked on its surface. This was the Apollo Lunar Landing Programme, managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was born out of the Cold War rivalry between the USA and the USSR.

Join Anthony on a personal journey to the Moon, learn how the Apollo Programme came about, what it told us about the Moon, how the machines were built and how they worked. Find out what is it like to fly to the Moon, how easy is it to conduct the ‘day-to-day’ functions of life on the lunar flights and what astronauts eat and drink.

The talk takes place in Quad gallery on March 22, from 7pm. The talk is free and places should be booked through the box office on 01332 290606.