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Families Invited to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11th Moon Landing  

Neil Armstrong next to an American flag on the moonFrom 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 4, the Physics Department will host a family celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by coming together to build a replica of the Apollo 11 Rocket. This momentous event shocked the world as we came from behind in the space race to overtake the Russians in the race to the moon.

Many of us were watching our televisions as Houston guided us from the first moment of the launch to the flight in space, to the momentous landing by Apollo 11 during which Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to utter those famous words: "That is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind."

The event will be held in the McNulty Science Building. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the distribution of NASA/Apollo Lego kits, which groups of 4-6 will work to assemble. Food will be provided, and videos from the first news broadcasts will be shown. We will also have games and prizes for the children. The event will end at about 3:00 p.m.

The cost of this event, per team, is $150. Please note that student team participation is free. Sign up your team today!

Categories: Nation and World , Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Jose Lopez
  • (973) 761-9000
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