Monday, July 20, 2020

Announcement: Moon Landing Day Today

Celebrate the 51st anniversary of Apollo 11’s first landing of humankind on the Moon. Join us at our Tranquility Base venue on Saturday, July 20th, for two historic video watch parties, and discussion of the history and future of lunar exploration and development.

Video watch parties:

We will gather at Tranquility Base at 1 pm SL time ahead of the landing time, and again at 7:30 pm SL time in advance of the first steps on the Moon, where we will watch the videos and discuss the past, present and future of space exploration and development. You can view these videos on our screens or in your browser any time, but the information below will allow you to sync with the timing of the historic events.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing - CBS Coverage
Video start time to sync:  1:10:52 pm SL time

Apollo 11 First Steps on the Moon - recently restored video of the first lunar EVA
Video start time to sync:  7:52:45 pm SL time

You can also watch and listen to:
“Hope Eyrie” (The Eagle Has Landed) - anthem of the Space Age
Performed by Julia Ecklar, written by Leslie Fish, video edited by Per Malm

For more information on the Apollo 11 mission:

Check out the Apollo 11 exhibit at the Neil A. Armstrong Library and Archives here:

See the Saturn V / Apollo stack, Launch Umbilical Tower, and Vertical Assembly Building at the International Spaceflight Museum's "Spaceport Bravo" region:

Sponsored by the National Space Society in SL and the International Spaceflight Museum

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