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October 6, 2005

The Red Files: Secret Soviet Moon Mission
By J. Mitchell Johnson

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Film reception: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Screening Time: 7:30pm followed by a Q & A with Mitchell Johnson.

Place: The Aurora Theater, 800 Aurora Street, Houston, TX 77009 (in the Heights)

Synopsis: Without a doubt, the 20th century's unique contribution to the history of mankind is the remarkable achievement of going to space. It took the combined efforts of literally hundreds of thousands of people, scores of brilliant minds and two great nations committing unprecedented resources to reach that goal. One name will forever be linked to this once unimaginable feat: Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, until his death known only as the Chief Designer.

Under his remarkable leadership the Soviets achieved amazing triumphs, launching the world's first satellite, the first dog in space, the first man in space, the first woman in space and the first spacecraft to reach the moon. Along with his team of scientist, he nearly achieved a manned landing before the United States , and his ultimate dream was to send man to Mars and Venus and beyond. His story is virtually unknown outside Russia . Hear the firsthand stories of people who knew him and shared his life and ideas, see the never-before-released footage, and learn about his historical achievements.

Co-sponsored by:United Russian American Association

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