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50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

Post Date:07/03/2019 3:33 PM

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six hours after landing, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon, famously said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."  Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later; they spent about two hours together outside the spacecraft. The astronauts collected lunar material to bring back to Earth; these Moon Rocks are still being studied in over 100 research laboratories around the world.

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AZ Science Center: Journey to the Moon
Tues | July 16 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | MN 
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the Arizona Science Center. Ages 3-8. Registration is required.

50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing
Sat | July 20 | 10:30am – 12:00pm | MN
Commemorate this historic event with activities at the library:
10:30am – Moon landing storytime
11:00am – Moon crafts and activities
11:00am – Lunar rover landings and green screen photographs in THINKspot

 

Coming Soon:
Watch for the newest addition to the Stuffbrary: telescopes! Check one out and view the night sky.
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

 

"The Eagle Has Landed," NASA film about the Apollo mission from the U.S. National Archives:

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