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Space Foundation celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 11

       The 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing will be celebrated in a free event Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Space Foundation's Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive,
       The scheduled speakers are:
       - CAPT Bruce McCandless, (USN Retired), former NASA astronaut.
       - Marlowe Cassetti, former executive with NASA, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.
       - Lou Ramon, former NASA employee in Flight Crew Operations and Mission Operations Directorates.
       Reservations are requested by July 15 at CustServ@SpaceFoundation.org . Or call 576-8000.
       “Join our speakers as they reflect on the Apollo program, its impact on history, the challenges of the time and lessons learned for the future in manned spaceflight,” a press release states. A question/answer session will follow.
       According to the release, the presentation is not recommended for children younger than 12 years old.
       The Discovery Center is also continuing its youth-oriented Summer of Discovery activities, with changing two-week themes through mid-August. “Mars, Rovers & Robots” will continue through July 19.
       The remaining Summer of Discovery themes are Rocketry, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2; and A Taste of Space Technology, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12- 16.
       The center is open Tuesday to Saturday, with a $9 normal admission and some discounts. The Space Foundation is a non-profit advocate for space exploration and technology.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 7/11/14; Community: Space Foundation)

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