CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hear from the man who now-famously uttered the words: "Houston, we have a problem," and then proceeded to lead his crew to modify the Apollo 13 lunar module into an effective lifeboat to safely return to earth. From 1959 to 1975, Lovell and all the NASA astronauts trained at Morehead in celestial navigation – how to navigate space craft by the stars.
WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017 4-4:30 p.m.
GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E. Franklin St.
UNC – Chapel Hill campus
WHY: Morehead is sponsoring An Evening with James Lovell at 7:30 p.m. in UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall to kick off its 2017 North Carolina Science Festival.
WHAT: PRESS PASSES – To reserve a place at the news conference, please call (919) 843-7952 or e-mail Molly Molpus at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to provide your name and media affiliation.
ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL:
The North Carolina Science Festival presented by Biogen was founded in 2010 and is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Each spring, the Festival offers hundreds of events that celebrate the economic, educational and cultural impact of science through North Carolina. The Festival was founded and is produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The 2017 Festival runs April 7-23.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a Diamond Champion sponsor. Platinum sponsors are Duke Energy, N.C. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and Google. Gold sponsors are UTC Aerospace and SAS. Bronze sponsors are UNC Healthcare, PSNC Energy, NC Electric Cooperative, Syngenta and Novozymes. For more information about the North Carolina Science Festival, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.
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