MIT's Hugh Blair-Smith to Address Cape Cod Astronomical Society

January 3rd in Yarmouth

On January 3rd, The Cape Cod Astronomical Society welcomes back Hugh Blair-Smith, an author and engineer at MIT’s Instrumentation (later Draper) Laboratory who contributed work to NASA’s Apollo missions. He’ll talk about what made the Space Race possible? And what did it achieve? The answers involve the history of three technologies—rockets, navigation, and computers—and how they were woven together by systems engineers to make Apollo and the Space Shuttle, significant contributions to winning the Cold War.

On December 26, he’ll appear in a PBS Nova show, Apollo’s Daring Mission, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8. Free and open to the public, the talk starts at 7:30 pm in the Dennis-Yarmouth High School Library. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on