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Thu, Nov 14th
Moonglow: Project Apollo and U.S. Foreign Relations (at FSU)
7:00PM-8:30PM, Alumni Room, McCarthy Center, Framingham State University *** What was the political and foreign policy significance of the Apollo program, and what is its enduring legacy? We often remember Project Apollo as a feat of science and engineering but from the very start it was part of a broader geopolitical strategy to build alliances, win hearts and minds,¯ and secure superpower status in the Cold War. This presentation traces the politics of Project Apollo, from President John F. Kennedy's call in 1961 to win the battle between "freedom and tyranny¯" with lunar exploration, to President Richard Nixon's "Moonglow" diplomatic tour of southeast Asia in 1969, and considers how Apollo-era space diplomacy should inform space policy today. *** Free and open to the public. *** Register here:

Sat, Nov 16th
Huge Library Book Sale!
In addition to thousands of books, DVDs, and books on CD, this month check out the selection of beautiful Art Books and Atlases at $2.00 each in the lobby. You'll also find an assortment of stocking stuffers consisting of toys, games, flash cards, craft kits, and more. It's never too early to start shopping for the holidays and many of our like-new books and toys make perfect presents!

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