In the 1960s, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were locked in a race to send men to the Moon. How did it all begin? How did the Soviets try to beat the Americans? And, what happened to the Soviet effort after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon in July 1969? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will relive the Space Race and provide an in-depth look at images and information that, in many cases, have only come to light in the last twenty years.
This event is part of the Brookfield Reads! community reading initiative. This year's book is Rocket Men: the Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson. Please join us for the Brookfield Reads! Finale featuring author Robert Kurson on Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Brookfield Zoo. Please register for admittance into the Zoo.