CELEBRATIONS FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAN ON THE MOON RAMP UP

Jul 02, 2019

By Jane Brown

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The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is coming up on July 20th.

Museums, galleries, concert halls, movie theatres and towns with an Apollo 11 connection will be marking the anniversary over the next few weeks.

In Neil Armstrong’s birthplace of Wapakoneta, Ohio, the festivities include a moon-themed pageant, race and concert.

In Huntsville, Alabama, where the Saturn V rocket was developed, residents will moonwalk down the roads of “Rocket City.”

Here in Toronto, an exhibit called The Moon – A Voyage Through Time continues at the Aga Khan Museum.

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is also going for a world record.

Exactly 50 years after Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon, staff at the centre will attempt to set a Guinness World Record by launching 5-thousand model rockets at the same time.

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