NASA Speakers Visit Mansfield For Apollo 11 Anniversary

  • 7/21/2019 10:45:26 AM
  • Ingrid Schmidt
  • Local News

BELLVILLE, OH - The Richland Astronomical Society along with the Warren Rupp Observatory hosted a celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing on Saturday.

Saturday marked 50 years since Apollo 11 landed Commander Neil Armstrong and Pilot Buzz Aldrin on the moon.  The United States was the first country to land men on the moon and it took the crew four days to travel there from earth.  

Retired NASA engineer, David McKissock and NASA pathway intern, Caroline Austin both spoke at the event.

"It's important to celebrate an American accomplishment," Austin said.  "Landing people on the moon was not just an accomplishment for America, but also all of mankind and that is something that is really special that should be celebrated."

Throughout the hour and a half long talk, space enthusiasts got to learn about what it is like for astronauts while in space.  The team also went over the history of NASA and what they are doing to help American citizens as well as people all over the world.

"We are a government run agency.  We rely on the people and their opinion of us, so we want you to be well informed about what we're doing and why it's important and why it's benefiting the nation," Austin said.

To learn more about NASA and the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 visit the NASA website.

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