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      Second Saturday Conversation: The History of Space Food in Kansas City


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      August 10, 2019

      Saturday  11:00 AM

      5109 Cherry Street
      Kansas City, Missouri 64110

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      Second Saturday Conversation: The History of Space Food

      About Second Saturdays  Second Saturday Conversations feature interesting sci-tech and engineering speakers and topics in an informal setting. The programs are held in the Auditorium or Main Reading Room from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.  The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater are open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays. The August 10 lecture  Dr. Charles Bourland will be in conversation with Eric Ward, Vice President for Public Programs, about the history of space food.  Dr. Bourland began work at the NASA in 1969 after receiving his PhD in food science and nutrition from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He was involved in food development for Project Apollo, where he was responsible for astronaut food aboard the recovery ships for Apollos 12 and 13 and Skylab II. He later helped to develop food and packages for Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, Shuttle, Shuttle/Mir, and the International Space Station.  In 2000, Dr. Bourland received the Silver Snoopy Award, presented by astronauts for outstanding performance that contributes to flight safety and mission success. In 2003, he was honored with a Faculty Alumni Award from the University of Missouri. Dr. Bourland is the co-author of a book on the history of space food, The Astronaut’s Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More, that also includes recipes so that you can make at home what the astronauts eat in space.

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