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Boomers, Bloomers and Zoomers: A Personal Perspective on the Space Race

Thursday, October 29, 2009 @ 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Featured Speaker: David A. Peters, Ph.D., McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering; Director, Center for Computational Mechanics, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

This is the story of how the people of the United States, the US Aerospace Industry, and American Universities forged a partnership that began in 19th-century agricultural America and ended in the placement of a man on the moon. It is the story of how the Space Race molded the culture of an entire generation of Americans in terms of how they were educated, where they worked, and how they viewed technology and engineering. Using his own personal history, and those of Washington University in St. Louis, and the McDonnell Douglas Corporation (as examples of how the partnership unfolded), Dr. Peters weaves the three narratives together into the story of Boomers, Bloomers, and Zoomers.

To be held at:

Breeze Park

600 Breeze Park Drive, St. Charles, MO 63304

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL.

To register call or e-mail Maggie Bauer at 314-533-8586 or mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
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