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Posted on: June 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Apollo 50th Anniversary at Air Power Park - Saturday, July 20, 10 am-2 pm

SQUARE Apollo Landing

Join us at Air Power Park for a day of free family fun exploring Hampton’s contributions to space flight and man’s first steps on the moon, and be among  the first to see the fully restored “Little Joe” rocket!

In celebration of NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Program, NASA  Langley Research Center will provide hands-on activities and exhibits focusing on its contributions to the Apollo program, plans to return to the Moon and the Artemis program.

Take part in an interactive roll playing activity about the Apollo 11 flight to the moon and back to understand the variables that influenced it. Leave your mark on a 6ft scale model of a Saturn 5 rocket to commemorate this historic milestone.  Don a space flight and take a selfie on the moon! See a 3-D printer in action and see how   astronauts can get the exact tool they need when the nearest hardware store is millions of miles away!

Be there for the ribbon cutting of the restored Little Joe rocket that played a key role in testing systems for the moon mission. Hear stories of the Human Computers that calculated the complex formulas that made it possible to get to the moon—and back! Get a kick out of shooting a stomp rocket into the sky! Craft space vehicles with LEGOS and get inspiration from a 3-foot tall LEGO model of a Saturn 5 rocket.  Put your name in a raffle for a Katherine Johnson Barbie or NASA LEGO kit.

Groove to music from the era. See historic footage of the 1969 moon landing, and get a glimpse into the Artemis project to take us back to the moon in 2024.  Receive free NASA publications and mementos while supplies last. Learn more about the work being done, and the exciting plans that lie ahead to revitalize Air Power Park.

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

-Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969

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