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Apollo-related videos from MIT AeroAstro's video collection

Giant Leaps: MIT's Role in the Apollo Project - What is the legacy of the Apollo program, and what can we learn from it to help us confront the scientific and engineering challenges of our own time? This video kicked off MIT AeroAstro's 2009 "Giant Leaps" Symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing.

A Tribute to Robert Seamans - A tribute to the life and work of Bob Seamans, Associate Administrator of NASA during the Apollo Program, and former MIT Dean of Engineering and an MIT AeroAstro alumnus. Originally produced for AeroAstro's 2009 "Giant Leaps" 40th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Michael Collins visits MIT/AeroAstro - Apollo 11 Command Module pilot Michael Collins visited MIT AeroAstro April 1, 2015. He's interviewed by Professor David Mindell, and takes questions from the audience.

Robert Seamans and Neil Armstrong on the Apollo Program - Robert Seamans Jr. (1918-2008) was associate and deputy NASA administrator from 1960-68 where he was instrumental in development of manned spaceflight. He would later serve as MIT Dean of Engineering, Director of the Draper Lab, and a senior lecturer in MIT AeroAstro. He passed away in 2008. In this video, Dr. Seamans and astronaut Neil Armstrong deliver the 1994 AeroAstro Gardener Lecture and speak about their experiences in the race to the moon.

Tales of Apollo w/Al Worden and Farouk El Baz - Apollo 15 command module pilot Al Worden and Egyptian-American space scientist Farouk El Baz, who helped NASA plan Apollo's Moon exploration, share stories of the 1971 adventure with MIT AeroAstro. Recorded April 27, 2017

Jim Lovell AeroAstro talk – In a special MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics special presentation, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell visits MIT April 27, 2016 to talk about the mission's "successful failure."

Some Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Moon – An MIT AeroAstro Independent Activities lecture, presented annually for many years by Professor Richard Battin (March 3, 1925 – February 8, 2014), discussing America's space program and race to the moon. Professor Battin led the team that designed the Apollo guidance computer. This lecture was recorded January 22, 2009.

William Widnall: Apollo guidance, navigation, and control – On December 10, 2008, Dr. William Widnall spoke to AeroAstro students about the MIT/Draper team in the '60s that developed Apollo's guidance, navigation, and control system.