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Neil Armstrong (1930-2012).

Signature on a programme for a seminar on space exploration, Augusta College, Illinois, 10-12 February 1972.

[With:] a pamphlet summarising the proceedings of the seminar; [and:] a letter from Professor Harry E. Nelson.

Programme and pamphlet both 215 x 138mm. Provenance: Professor Harry E. Nelson, Augustana College (his signature on the final page of the programme).

Neil Armstrong attends a space exploration seminar. In 1972, a three-day conference was convened at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois to discuss the future of lunar exploration, bringing together leading academics from across a range of scientific disciplines working in the field, and with a convocation address delivered by Neil Armstrong. Professor Harry Nelson, of the Department of Mathematics and head of the Augustana planetarium, was instrumental in the planning and implementation of this conference.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.




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