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Author To Visit

July 8, 2014

WAPAKONETA — The official biographer of Neil Armstrong will be at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Wednesday night to discuss his involvement in the book.

James R. Hansen, a history professor and director of the honors college at Auburn University, will be on hand at the museum to discuss his 2005 award winning book, “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.”

At the event, which is free and begins at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Astro Theater, Hansen will be giving a presentation, taking questions and signing copies of his books.

Museum Director Chris Burton said the event will be interesting and will shed light on what it was like to interview Armstrong.

“The book came out in 2005, so among other things he’ll be signing copies of the book,” Burton said. “Also, he’ll kind of talk about what happened since the book, Mr. Armstrong’s passing and anything else that came up after the fact.”

Burton said movie rights have also been sold on the book so that will be a topic of discussion.

“He’ll answer questions, he’ll talk about the process of how he was able to get this (movie) deal and what it was like to interview Mr. Armstrong and kind of those behind the scenes details,” Burton said.

The event will last approximately 90 minutes and copies of the book will be available for purchase at the museum while supplies last. While admission is free, seating is limited to 80 people.

 

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