Apollo 11 Astronaut Michel Collins will speak on a panel about Space Diplomacy on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:30pm at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. This program is in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and will feature a panel discussion with Major General Michael Collins, Apollo 11 crewmember and former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr., U.S. Science Envoy for Space and former NASA administrator and astronaut; and Dr. Ellen Stofan, Director of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.


The event is open to the press and will take place Thursday, July 18th, 2019 from 5:00 – 6:30pm at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium 730 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052. Pre-set time for cameras is 4:15PM and final access time for journalists is 4:50pm. For additional media logistics and set-up information, please contact Jason Shevrin: 202-994-5631 jshervin@gwu.edu.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).

For further information about the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, please contact: Jason Shevrin 202-994-5631 jshervin@gwu.edu

For media requests with The Smithsonian Institution, please contact: Teasel Muir-Harmony Muir-HarmonyT@si.edu or Alison Mitchell MitchellAC@si.edu

For media requests with The Department of State, please contact: OES-PA-DG@state.gov

For more information on the U.S. Diplomacy Center, please contact: Reva Gupta GuptaR3@state.gov.

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