Apollo 11 discussion Tuesday with NASA scientists

In July 1969 – 50 years ago this month – Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. The anniversary of that milestone has generated a lot of buzz this year and prompted a number of events commemorating the achievement.

Given the West Valley’s history of innovation and support for technological advancement, it isn’t surprising that an Apollo 11-related event is coming the region.

On Tuesday, July 30, Foothill College is hosting a discussion about the legacy of the Apollo program and a what the future for human travel to the moon might look like.

The college has a panel of NASA scientists coming for the free event, which is set for 7 to 9 p.m. in Appreciation Hall on the Foothill campus, 12345 El Monte Rd. in Los Altos Hills.


  • Greg Schmidt – Director: Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) at NASA
  • Tony Colaprete – Planetary Scientist and Principal Investigator, NASA LCROSS (robotic lunar mission which discovered ice on the moon)
  • Lynn Harper – Lead for Integrated Studies at NASA Space Portal
  • Brian Day – SSERVI Lead, Lunar and Planetary Data Visualization and Analysis

For more information click here. To RSVP for the discussion, click here.