TOPSHAM — George Krassner, pioneer in the American space program, will perform “Show and Tell with a Space Pioneer” 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. The program is part of the library’s space-themed “Universe of Stories” summer reading program.
Krassner’s designs were used in the world’s first communication and weather satellites and for the fuel control system in the command module of the Apollo spacecraft. He was the author of the first ever book on space communications, worked with the first seven original astronauts and partnered with Dr. Wernher von Braun on a top-secret design for a lunar station. He will share insider stories, secrets and goofs of the space program, display memorabilia and play the taped recording of President Eisenhower’s message of peace to the world, the first voice from space from the satellite electronics designed by Krassner.
For more information, contact the library at 207-725-1727 or visit topshamlibrary.org.