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April 17, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Room
Village Hall
13600 Juneau Blvd.

Elm Grove, WI 53122
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The 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

This year marks the 50 year anniversary of one of America's landmark feats. On July 20, 1969, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first Americans to land on the moon in the Apollo 11 space journey. This was, as Neil Armstrong said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as it ended America’s Space Race with its Cold War rival, the Soviet Union. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the space goal proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and how it was fulfilled for the U.S. eight years later. Discover the journey of how Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, with Aldrin following 20 minutes later. You'll also learn how both men spent almost a full day on the surface of the moon, bringing back many lunar items with them, and how the achievement established an important part of American history. Free to attend. This program will require advance registration. Registration begins March 22.