Goddard Spaceflight Center Laser ranging Facility

Special Events

Lunar Laser Ranging- 50 Years Later

In 1969, NASA landed three astronauts on the Moon, along with numerous scientific experiments. The Lunar Laser Ranging experiment is an ongoing experiment which allows us to measure the distance between Earth and the Moon. Join guest speaker Professor Jim Faller as he discusses this experiment, how we analyze this data and what the future holds for this research.

Professor Jim Faller is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado and was personally involved in this experiment during the Apollo programme, including Apollo 11.

About the Auditorium


Our live science show space, where you can see demonstrations and science shows presented by our lovely team. They’ll bring science to life with whizzes, bangs and crashes to wow the whole family.