7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturn V - The First 700 Seconds
| As we witnessed each launch of the Apollo program, we would forever remember the countdown, ignition sequence, images of the Saturn V rocket engines billowing out vast, fast and furious hot gas, and then lift off. We’ll never forget those sheets of ice breaking off the exterior and raining down on the launch pad as the rocket cleared the tower.
What we saw, what we remember, and the extent of what was broadcast on the daily news is a very small fraction of all that lead to NASA’s greatest achievements. Highlighting some of the interesting and little known technical aspects of the various missions, Faride Khalaf will take you down memory lane and visit the Apollo program in a unique way. We will focus on some of the details starting from launch preparation the last rocket blast that sent the gallant crew and their spacecraft to the moon. In this presentation, you’ll find answers to questions that Walter Cronkite never thought to ask!
Come join us and relive to oldest of human dreams, a dream worth revisiting.
Faride Khalaf - Biography
- Began his aviation career as a skydiver in 1982
- Got his A & P licenses from College of Alameda in 1985, and became an I/A in 2001
- Was an Aircraft Mechanic Instructor at the late Sierra Academy in Oakland for several years beginning in 1986
- Has been a Private Pilot for 27 years - Sole owner of a 1947 Cessna 120
- Worked as General Mechanic at United Airlines for a decade. During two of those years serving as a Mechanic Instructor teaching structural repairs, and for two years he was a Fuel Systems Specialist
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3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA
: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street just past the museum and Nob Hill south gate.
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