Moon Landing Day

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The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission symbolizes how anything is possible. This historic lunar landing paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the moon and first time humans stepped on another planetary body with astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, taking “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing on July, 20th with crafts and four different events all under one roof! West Irving Library, 4444 W Rochelle Rd, hosts this fun filled commemoration with the following free programs:

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Outer Space Crafts for Kids. Location: activity room.

11 to 11:30 a.m.
"Would You Like to Swing on a Star?" program. Location: meeting room.

1 to 3 p.m.
Perot Museum’s Tech Truck. Location: parking lot.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
"Through the Universe" program presented by City Lights Astronomical Society. Location: meeting room.

8:30 to 9 p.m.
Star Party presented by the Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Location: parking lot.

Enjoy free pizza and a chance to look at the moon with a variety of telescopes, along with other astronomically exciting surprises to be announced!

Visit West Irving Library or call 972-721-2691 for more information.

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Lunar Trivia

11 fun facts and trivia about the apollo 11 moon landing

  1. Although there were three astronauts sent to the Moon, only two of them actually stepped on it.
  2. The landing was watched on television by an estimated 600 million people.
  3. The exact phrase uttered by Neil Armstrong has been disputed.
  4. The astronauts left pictures of human beings and the recordings of many languages on the Moon's surface.
  5. After returning to earth, the astronauts had to be placed into quarantine for 21 days.
  6. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent almost a full day on the Moon's surface.
  7. If Apollo 11 had failed, President Nixon had a speech ready.
  8. A pen assisted in the lunar ascent.
  9. The astronauts landed with only 25 seconds of fuel to spare.
  10. The astronauts declared "moon rock and moon dust samples" to customs when they returned to Earth.
  11. The original footage from the lunar camera is gone.

Print out a downloadable list of all Moon Day events.