Speaker: Dr. Christine Darden, Mathematician, Data Analyst, Aeronautical Engineer, NASA
Darden—who was featured in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures—has been recognized for her work in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms. This evening, she will share some of the experiences she had as an African American woman working for NASA during the Space Race.
5:00- 5:45 p.m.- VIP Reception with program sponsors and Board Members
6:00- 6:10 p.m.- Welcoming remarks
6:10- 7:00 p.m.- Darden's lecture in the Daniel's Auditorium
7:00- 8:00 p.m.- Coffee and Desert reception for all attendees and Book Signing
CBS17, WNCN-TV, is the exclusive media sponsor for the museum’s One Giant Leap exhibit.
This program is part of Lift Off NC: Apollo+Beyond—a yearlong celebration that marks 50 years since the first human stepped on the moon. LiftOffNC includes festivals, exhibits, lunar- and star-gazing parties, feature films and documentaries, model rockets, space camps, astronomy days, musical performances, and more from all around the Triangle. Follow events at LiftOffNC.org or #LiftOffNC.
Local organizations collaborating on Lift Off NC include the North Carolina Museum of History, Marbles Kids Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Museum of Life and Science, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, NC Space Grant, and the North Carolina Symphony.