Film Schedule

In the Shadow of the Moon

When: February 28, 2008, 7 pm

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Presented by: James Deutsch, Smithsonian Institution

Between July 1969 and December 1972, six Apollo spacecraft built by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration landed on the moon, allowing twelve astronauts to explore the lunar surface. NASA is planning to send more humans to the moon by 2020; but in the meantime these twelve men remain the only humans to have seen the Earth from an alien world. Using in-depth interviews with ten astronauts and remarkable film footage, In the Shadow of the Moon offers profound reflections not only on travel into space, but also on our own fragile planet.

Jim Deutsch is a program curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and an adjunct professor of American Studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is currently curating a program entitled "NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond" for the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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