Saturday, July 20th, 12:00 p.m.
Inside LUNAR DOME at Rose Bowl Stadium

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On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Los Angeles Times Ideas Exchange, in partnership with APOLLO 11 - An Immersive Live Show, presents a thought-provoking conversation with scientists and experts in space exploration, to discuss this historic mission, how space travel has evolved in the past fifty years, and what the future looks like in our quest to seek new information about the universe through further expeditions.

Join Patt Morrison, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, Frank Slazer and George Torres for this eye-opening discussion.

APOLLO 11 - An Immersive Live Show is an innovative stage show that uses groundbreaking technology and a live cast to tell the story of the historic Apollo 11 mission.

Dr. Bonnie Dunbar

Dr. Dunbar is a retired NASA astronaut, engineer and educator, currently a TEES Eminent Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, as well as the Director of the Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory. She also serves as Senior Advisor to the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI). Dunbar, who is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, came to Texas A&M from the University of Houston where she was an M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering. She also directed the SICSA Space Architecture Center and the Aerospace graduate program.

Frank Slazer

Frank Slazer is the Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for space programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Los Angeles, California. His overall responsibilities include planning, directing and coordinating strategy along with leading the capture of new business for the Space Business Unit serving NASA, and defense and commercial customers.

George Torres

George Torres is the former Vice President of Communications at Boeing and the author of two books on the space program – Space Shuttle: The Quest Continues and Space Shuttle: A Quantum Leap.

Past Ideas Exchanges

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Andy Blankenbuehler

Andy Blankenbuehler

Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein

Ken Burns

Ken Burns

Tan France

Tan France

Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin

John Hodgman

John Hodgman

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

Thomas Kail

Thomas Kail

Alex Lacamoire

Alex Lacamoire

DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

Lynn Novick

Lynn Novick

Bill Nye

Bill Nye

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons