The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will continue its new Innovators series with author Douglas Brinkley on June 14 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). Doors open 7:00pm, events begin at 7:30pm.
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made an astonishing announcement: his goal to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race brings together the extraordinary political, cultural and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the Space Race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Following the talk, books will be available for purchase and signing.
Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown chair in humanities and professor of history at Rice University, a CNN presidential historian and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. In the world of public history, he serves on boards at museums, colleges and historical societies. The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master.” The New-York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley as its official U.S. presidential historian. His recent book Cronkite won the Sperber Prize, while The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He was awarded a Grammy for Presidential Suite and is the recipient of seven honorary doctorates in American studies.
Innovators is free to attend. Guests must be 21+. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with a valid ID. For more information and to register please visit intrepidmuseum.org.
DATE: June 14
TIME: 7:30pm; doors open at 7:00pm LOCATION: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) Manhattan