NASA legend gives space talk in Sheffield

Chuck Deiterich
Chuck Deiterich
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One of the NASA mission control team who helped man land on the moon is to give an out-of-this-world talk in Sheffield.

Chuck Deiterich will be giving a special lecture at Sheffield Hallam University on May 16.

He was one of the key members of the team that helped Apollo 11 land on the moon and was also involved in the famous rescue of Apollo 13 – later immortalised in a film of the same name.

Now aged in his 70s, Mr Deiterich was in his 20s when he was helping with the moon landings.

He worked for NASA for 30 years between 1964 and 1994.

As part of his visit to Sheffield, he will be talking at Hallam University, before taking part in a question and answer session at the Curzon cinema on George Street, where guests will also share a rooftop Texan barbecue.

Tickets for the lecture cost £15, with the chance to have a picture taken with Mr Deiterich costing an extra £10. An all-day pass including access to the barbecue is £50. Visit www.somethingastro.com.