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When:
October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2019-10-25T19:00:00-04:00
2019-10-25T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St
Smyrna
DE 19977
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Berkana Center for Media & Education, Inc.

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Berkana will present four FREE screenings of their documentary entitled: “First State, First Step: Delaware to the Moon” that documents the history of Delaware’s contribution to the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The products developed by three Delaware companies—DuPont, W.L. Gore and International Latex Corporation (ILC)—were absolutely critical to the success of America’s lunar landings. DuPont textiles, Gore cable coatings, and ILC space suits were all invented in Delaware by committed Delawareans, some of whom are still alive. Combining their interviews with those of scholars and historians, as well as never-seen file footage of these products being developed, Berkana produced a compelling documentary that explores the “humanities” story behind one of America’s greatest technological achievements.

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