Craig Nelson, the award-winning historian and author of Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, tells the heroic story of the space race and the Apollo 11. The former vice president and editor of Harper & Row, Hyperion, and Random House will be in Dallas from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Frontiers of Flight Museum promoting his new book and commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo and the first men on the moon. Nelson's in-depth research, skillful detail and rich narrative will leave you dreaming of watching the Eagle land and Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. The museum's moon-landing anniversary event also features a former NASA flight controller Marianne Dyson, Ron "Starman" DiIulio of the UNT planetarium, rocket-building lessons by the Dallas Area Rocket Society, displays and demonstrations by Texas Astronomical Society and artifacts from the Tim Anthony Jackson Collection. The museum is located near the southeast corner of Dallas Love Field Airport. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information call 214-350-3600 or visit flightmuseum.com.
Sun., July 19, 1-5 p.m., 2009