Apollo 11 Celebration at the California Science Center

     What:      The California Science Center will celebrate the
                    50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
                    with a day of activities! Guests can see real
                    artifacts that were an important part of the
                    national space program such as flown space
                    capsules from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo
                    missions; Mercury and Apollo era space suits; an
                    Apollo 11 lunar sample (moon rock); Ranger
                    spacecraft and more. NASA Jet Propulsion
                    Laboratory (JPL) will be on site with their
                    customized portable planetarium for a live
                    interactive presentation, and Science Center
                    Education staff will offer hands-on activities
                    covering moon geology, orbits and future

                   *Admission to the Science Center and Apollo 11
                    Celebration is free.

     Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10 am to 5 pm

     Where:     California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park
                    Drive, Los Angeles

                   Entrance located at Figueroa and 39th/Exposition
                    Park Drive

                   **Media must show press credential for
                    complimentary parking

                   ***Broadcast trucks only may park in front of
                    Science Center; others should park in the visitor

     Who:       -Devin Waller, Planetary Exhibit Project Manager
                    for the Samuel

                   Oschin Air and Space Center and Planetary
                    Scientist, California Science Center

                              -Perry Roth-Johnson, Assistant Curator, Aerospace
                               Science, California Science Center

                   -Jeffrey Nee, NASA Education Specialist, Jet
                    Propulsion Laboratory

     Visuals:   -Flown space capsules from Mercury, Gemini and
                    Apollo missions

                   -Ranger spacecraft - photographed potential landing
                    sites on the lunar surface for NASA scientists

     -Planetarium show presented by NASA JPL

     -Hands-on activities

     General    Festivities include additional screenings of the
                    critically acclaimed documentary

     Info:                 Apollo 11: First Steps Edition edited specifically
                               for science centers and museums.

                   Reporters are welcome to do standups in the Air +
                    Space Gallery including the Apollo-Soyuz command

     Media      Paula Wagner, Communications pwagner@cscmail.org

     Contact:   Office: (213) 744-2144 Cell phone: (310) 770-5948

/PRNewswire -- July 15, 2019/

SOURCE California Science Center Foundation