EVERETT, WA – Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 20, as the Everett Public Library celebrates “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
For the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing in 1969, Mukilteo historian and author Steve Bertrand will talk about the personal dramas and virtuoso technical feats that made the Apollo landing possible. Bertrand's presentation will be followed by a screening of the 2019 documentary film, "Apollo 11." The documentary presents an immersive, multi-dimensional view of the voyage, enhanced by film and audio newly unearthed by the National Archives.
Bertrand begins at 1 p.m., followed by the film screening at 2 p.m. After the film screening, audience members will have an opportunity to explore space even further using the library's virtual reality kits on loan from the Washington State Library. Virtual reality tours of Apollo 11, the International Space Station, and a mission to Mars will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All three events will take place at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, in Everett. For more information, visit www.epls.org or call 425-257-8000.