Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the wonders of space through the stories of people who have been there. In partnership with the University of Richmond (UR), the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) has prepared an unforgettable two-day program featuring astronauts — and Virginians — Leland D. Melvin and Dr. Robert L. Satcher.
Join a conversation with Melvin and Satcher, the first Black astronauts to fly to space together on the same mission, during Legacy of Black Astronauts, happening Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Melvin and Satcher will discuss Black astronauts’ past, present, and future contributions to space exploration and all the exciting behind-the-scenes details with the audience.
Meanwhile, museum visitors can explore space travel via VMHC’s current exhibition, “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon,” through Dec. 31.
In addition to a display of Apollo modules, astronaut gear, and historical documentation, visitors can also walk on a virtual moon, climb around a lunar rover model, and experience an immersive Apollo 11 launch imitation.