An Evening With Captain Eugene Cernan

Sep 14, 2009

Tina Houston, LBJ Library Interim Director, invites you to join Friends for An Evening With Captain Eugene Cernan Reflections of Apollo, Monday, September 14, 2009, 6:00 p.m., LBJ Auditorium

In continuing with our recent space exhibit To the Moon: The American Space Program in the 1960s and the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, Captain Eugene Cernan will launch our new season of Evening With programs. As commander of the last mission to the moon, Apollo 17 in 1972, Cernan is the last man to have walked on the moon. Cernan had the unique honor of traveling into space three times: as pilot of Gemini 9, lunar module pilot of Apollo 10, and commander of Apollo 17, and logging more than 566 hours in space, more than 73 of which were spent on the moon.

His numerous honors include the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal with Star, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the FAI International Gold Medal for Space, induction into the U.S. Space Hall of Fame, enshrinement into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Naval Aviation’s Hall of Honor, and the International Aerospace Hall of Fame. Captain Cernan will share his riveting personal account of traveling to the moon.

Ms. Luci Johnson will introduce Captain Cernan and recognize space artist Pat Rawlings, whose artwork is displayed in the Great Hall. A reception in the Great Hall will follow the presentation.

Please return the postcard enclosed with your invitation or email your RSVP to [email protected] by September 4 to indicate your attendance.

Tickets will not be mailed. Please bring your current Friends membership card to the event for admittance. Those without membership cards will be directed to the membership desk onsite.

The Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ Complex. Access to the Auditorium is through the south entrance of the building located by the LBJ Library Fountain. Please park in the visitor parking lot and walk through the breezeway, descending via the outdoor stairs or ramp.

The stairwell in the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs is closed due to ongoing renovation. Handicapped access is available through the main entrance to the LBJ Library.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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