August 11, 2020

C-SPAN to Broadcast Great Lives Lecture, April 7

Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt.

If you missed the March 19 Great Lives lecture on the Rocket Girls, you’ll still have a chance to watch it when C-SPAN airs it on Sunday, April 7 at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN3. The segment will also be available to view online at https://www.c-span.org/video/?458921-1/women-jet-propulsion-laboratory. The lecture was presented by science writer Nathalia Holt, author of the book Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars.

The spring 2019 Great Lives lectures conclude soon with Helen Rappaport, an expert on Russian history and author of The Race to Save the Romanovs, on Thursday, April 4. Heath Hardage Lee, historian and author of The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home from Vietnam, tells the story of POW wives on Tuesday, April 9.

This series is open to the public free of charge and no admission tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.  Each lecture concludes with an audience Q&A session with the speaker and a book-signing.