On Sunday, September 17, 2023, award-winning author Loretta Hall spoke about the Albuquerque researchers who contributed substantially to America’s space exploration programs since the 1950s. Learn about the amazing record that spans NASA’s first human spaceflights, visits to the Moon, the space shuttle program, and robotic explorations of Mars. Don’t be surprised if the next person you meet has played an anonymous role in space exploration from right here at home!
Loretta Hall has written six award-winning books about the history and future of space exploration. A space buff since the Mercury astronauts were introduced to the nation in 1959, she is now a Certified Space Ambassador for the National Space Society. She is also a member of the speakers bureaus of the Albuquerque Historical Society and the Historical Society of New Mexico, and a board member of New Mexico Press Women. Albuquerque has been her home since 1977.