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The Cold War in Bucks County: Preparing Astronauts to Win the Space Race

Interested in learning how Warminster is connected to the Space Race? Ever wonder what was going on at The Fuge back in the day? What was Neil Armstrong up to when he was in Warminster? Join Eleanor A. O’Rangers, President of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society, as she presents a local history of the Cold War and how Bucks County helped prepare our astronauts.

Eleanor A. O'Rangers

A clinical pharmacist by training, with a subspecialization in cardiovascular pharmacology, Eleanor has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical director for a major pharmaceutical brand and also served as a field-based scientist. She continues to work as a scientific strategist/content expert for a number of pharmaceutical clients.

Eleanor volunteers twice monthly at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. where she has been a docent since 1995. She considers it a privilege to educate the public on the history of U.S. aviation and spaceflight and is delighted by engaged tour participants, particularly children.

Eleanor is a co-founding member and CEO of Space Medicine Associates, LLC (www.spacemedicineassociates.com), whose mission is to provide multidisciplinary space medicine and bioastronautics consultation, training and oversight in support of all aspects of off-world travel. Serving both the commercial launch industry and the personal space traveler, SMA endeavors to safely open human spaceflight to as many individuals as possible.

Eleanor is an alumnus of McDonald Elementary in Warminster, PA which she attended from grades 2-6. As a child, she recalls her father taking her and her brother to open houses at NADC Johnsville. Having grown up literally down the street from the base, Johnsville was always fascinating to Eleanor. She’s honored to be capturing the stories of the people who worked there… and others from the community who served the nation admirably during the Cold War and beyond.


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For questions or concerns, contact Heather Lipinski at lipinskih@buckslib.org

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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