Friday Night Film Screening
Orphans of Apollo
Friday, November 18 8:00 pm
Lockheed Martin Imax Theater
National Air and Space Museum
Admission: Free, Tickets Required
Director Michael Potter presents his 2008 documentary, Orphans of Apollo, followed by a panel discussion. The film tells the true story of MirCorp, a group of audacious space entrepreneurs who succeeded briefly in commandeering and operating the Russian space station Mir as a business venture, thereby launching the commercial space industry. To view the movie trailer, visit http://www.orphansofapollo.com/.
- Michael Potter is the director of Paradigm Ventures, an international venture capital firm, and the director of Orphans of Apollo.
- Jeffrey Manber is the Managing Director of Nanoracks, a commercial fabricator of space-based microgravity experiments, and the former CEO of MirCorp.
- Alan Ladwig is NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Outreach.
- Moderator: Roger Launius is a senior curator in the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum.
Moving Beyond Earth: Innovations in Space is presented by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Division of Space History.
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