Apollo 11 Fortieth Anniversary Events

This week there is a lot going on to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11.

The Apollo Legacy: The Moon and Beyond:
Monday, July 20, 2009
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, Level 1
12:30 p.m.
Washington DC

 Annual John H. Glenn Lecture – 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Sunday, July 19
8:00 pm
Lockheed Martin Imax Theater
National Mall Building
Washington DC
On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11’s first human landing on the Moon, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum welcomes the Apollo 11 crew, as well as Mission Control creator and former Johnson Space Center director Chris Kraft as the speakers for the Museum’s 2009 John H. Glenn lecture in space history.
This event is sold out.
Watch the live webcast on NASA TV

We Choose The Moon The Kennedy Presidential Library Web Site


Book Signing for We Came in Peace for all Mankind
Tahir Rahman
Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:00am- Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 5:00pm
Smithsonian Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Museum
Air and Space Pkwy
Chantilly, VA
Facebook event listing

40th Anniversary of Landing on the Moon
Moonfest 2009: From Apollo to LCROSS, and Beyond!

Sunday, July 19, 2009
12:00pm – 6:00pm
NASA Ames Research Center
Mountain View, CA

Moon Day at Frontiers of Flight Museum– Celebrate 40th anniversary of Apollo 11
Sunday, July 19, 2009
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Dallas Love Field Airport
6911 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX
Phone 214-350-1651

The Frontiers of Flight Museum and the National Space Society of North Texas host presentations and book signings by Marianne Dyson (flight controller/author), Craig Nelson (author), Ron DiIulio (astronomer), Richard Jeffries (Star Trek), Dallas Area Rocket Society, Chaz Hafey (lunar scientist), exhibits (Apollo 7 command module), DOOR PRIZES—all in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Free concert celebrating the anniversary of 69 ! – Skyebat
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston between Ave, B & C
New York, NY
Phone 212-673-6270

Inauguration of the Moon-Mine Project

Storgruvan, Pershyttan, Sweden, 20th July, 2009.

In addition to speakers and journal films from Nora and from the Moon landing, an exhibition will illustrate the plans for the moon-mine, put in context by historical facts about the mine and the Apollo program, as well as contributions from some of our sponsors.

In breaks between speakers, films from 1969 about the Moon, Nora and Pershyttan will be shown.

Program (preliminary)

 Tema miljö, rymd, Månen jämförd med Jorden. (Moon-Earth environments)
Konferencier: Carl Fridh
Event Talare
1500 Välkomsttal Jan Norlund, Nora kommunchef
1530 Varför Månbas i Storgruvan? Niklas Järvstråt, Moon-Mine
1600 Start av pumparna Anders Olsson, NJOV
1630 I rymden måste allt vara ekologiskt Ulf E Andersson, Ekofisk Rolagen
Tema Nora och Månen i forntid – nutid – framtid (Historic view on Nora and the Moon)
Konferencier: Carl Fridh
Event Talare
1900 Välkommen

Lars Östring, Länsråd Örebro län

Åke Wiklund, Hembygdsf. Noraskog

1930(ca) Pershyttan på 60-talet Åke Mossberg, Pershyttans Hembygdscirkel
2000 Gruvdykningar Daniel Karlsson/Mark Dougherty Baggbodykarna
2030 Current moon initiatives Romanian Space Agency (videolänk?)
2100 Nedräkning Mikael Genberg
2117 Markering: månlandningen 40 år

Fotspår i FJS-1 (Japanskt mångrus)

Maria Aldrin, släkting till Buzz Aldrin

Lars Östring, Länsråd Örebro län

Niklas Järvstråt, Moon-Mine

2200 Vision, månbas pershyttan Niklas Järvstråt, Moon-Mine
2400(ca) Avslutning

Coffee and snacks will be available throughout. Hopefully also light meals.

Horseback riding for children is being arranged.

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One thought on “Apollo 11 Fortieth Anniversary Events”

  1. john said,
    July 20, 2009at 2:03 pm

    The problem is that all this looked more like a PR action, not a real physical experiment as it supposed to be. For example, we saw how the astronauts brushed their teeth, but we never saw how they left the Apollo cabin for the lunar module, how they made all those complex movements (do you all know that they needed (all 7 missions) to turn 180 deg in space and lock with the lunar module that was going behind ??), etc.
    all we know is that many pictures bear the traces of staging/postprocessing and that some 380 kg of moon rocks brought as the only real evidence have disappeared in the NASA archives.

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