TechInsights' EE Times Launches Apollo, a Special All Digital Issue Celebrating the Epic that Launched a Generation of Engineers

Jul 15, 2009

TechInsights' EE Times, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, will launch a special all digital-only edition on June 20th focused on Apollo in celebration of the 40th anniversary event that launched an entire generation of engineers.

In the special edition, EE Times editorial team offers the lessons of Apollo and why the organizing principle of Apollo remains relevant today. This flash-enhanced multimedia, complete with music, video clips and image galleries, offers wide ranging content looking back, as well connecting to the future, including:

  --  In the trenches: An article based on interviews with three Apollo
      flight controllers (Jerry Bostick, Sy Liebergot and John Aaron), who
      were part of a team that took the audacious Apollo program to the moon
      and back by the end of the 1960's.
  --  Apollo perspectives: Video interview with film maker David Sington,
      who created an acclaimed 2007 documentary, "In the Shadow of the
      Moon," which won the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2007 Sundance
      Film Festival.
  --  Virtual teardowns of the following Apollo content:
      --  Spacesuit
      --  Genesis Rock
      --  Apollo Unit Logic Device Module
  --  Apollo reader forum: The online reader forum demonstrates what a
      global affair the lunar landing really was. Engineers who were living
      in Europe, Asia and Australia on July 20, 1969 wrote about their
      thoughts and experiences, in a addition to next generation engineers
      who had not yet been born when Armstrong and Aldrin took their
      momentous walk.

  --  Image galleries on Apollo artifacts and the social impact Apollo

George Leopold, EE Times' U.S. news director, who put together this special edition on Apollo, wrote in his op-ed, "With the U.S. economy foundering and the future uncertain, it's again a good time to recall that Americans can overcome tragedies, can come together to achieve economic and political goals. The rest of the world also embraced Apollo as representing the best of American innovation. 'We did it!' not 'They did it' -- the world proclaimed when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the moon 40 years ago. It's time to return to those heady days. It's time, as JFK said, 'to do the other things.'"

As part of this special EE Times coverage, there will be a live webinar on Monday, July 27, 2009, titled "Apollo: The Epic that Launched a Generation of Engineers". Moderated by George Leopold, there will be a panel discussion that will include members of the Gemini and Apollo program from the 1960's such as John Aaron, EECOM [electrical, environmental and communications) engineer, and Sam Avati, Lunar Module Engineer, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. To register for this interactive discussion, click here .jsp&eventid=155398&sessionid=1&key=3AA2BDA204286577B94043322552C7C3&partnerre f=EETPage&sourcepage=register

EE Times, on its website, is inviting readers to weigh in with their own suggestions about how the lessons and inspiration of Apollo might be applied to today's problems.

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