On July 20, 1969 the whole world held its breath and stood still as NASA Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and erupted in a worldwide celebration as they touched down onto the Sea of Tranquility. Now, 50 years later, the US is still benefiting from the Apollo missions and by 2024, NASA will be going back to the moon and using a new gateway there to fly humans to Mars. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing and learn of future NASA moon missions.
Since retiring several years ago, Pat Monteith rekindled her interest in the space program and was selected as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, a role in which she has conducted several dozen programs for children and adults about various space science topics including the Moon.
This presentation will highlight the Earth’s moon as well as provide a 50th anniversary review of the Apollo lunar landing. Find out how NASA plans to return to the moon and build habitats to survive there, and then use it as a launch site for Mars.
Best for ages 9 through adults. There will be hands on activities as well as the presentation. Please register as spots are limited.