Apollo 11: The First Mission of Landing on the Moon
David Vujić (David Vuich), a retired NASA engineer, one of the seven Serbs who actively participated in the Apollo missions in the middle of the last century, will give a lecture ‘Apollo 11: The First Mission of Landing on the Moon (16 – 24 July 1969) – in the spirit of Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin’ at the SASA Grand Hall, on Tuesday, 23 July, at 10.30 a.m.
Namely, it is one of the various events organized by the USA Embassy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of landing on the Moon.
It is widely known that the famous sentence ‘Houston, we have a problem’ was spoken by an astronaut John Swigert, when during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970, he reported a problem with a short circuit in the craft to the NASA Control Centre in Houston. However, what is little known is that the dramatic message was received by our esteemed guest – David Vujić, an engineer responsible for programme linking within Rockwell, NASA and other companies that participated in the construction of facilities within the Apollo mission.
Apart from David Vujić in the Apollo programme, Slavoljub Vujić, Milojko Vučelić, Danilo Bojić, Pavle Dujić, Petar Galović and Milisav Šurbatović also took part in the programme.