5pm – Main stage – Author Talk – Apollo 11: The Inside Story with David Whitehouse
David Whitehouse with an introduction from Colin Midson
In July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step on to its surface, in a moment that would come to define the era. In Apollo 11: The Inside Story, David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, putting it in the context of the wider space race and telling the story in the words of those who took part. David will be telling us the story of one of the greatest moments of human achievement, and drawing on the firsthand accounts of the crew of Apollo 11 and of the many others who shared in their monumental endeavour: astronauts, engineers, politicians, NASA officials and Soviet rivals.
David is also author of Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond