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Celebrate 50th anniversary of moon landing with 'Apollo Day' events at Science City

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 10:24:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Movies, artifacts, and a lecture led by a former NASA employee highlight some of the ways to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at Science City Saturday.

The educational center in Kansas City, Missouri, is hosting an “Apollo Day” and offering combo ticket deals and many hands-on activities like astronaut training.

The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas, lent clothing, meals and other items astronauts used to train and in space during the Apollo missions. The items are now on display at Union Station.

The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium will show two different space-related movies. Capcom Go! gives viewers an immersive look at the early days of NASA leading up to the moon landing. And Moon Tour Live uses 3D technology to show off the moon just like astronauts saw it when they landed there 50 years ago.

Saturday morning, former Director of NASA Education Dr. R. Lynn Bondurant will lead a lecture. Tickets to the 8:30 a.m. presentation cost $5. Bondurant attended Park University in Parkville, Missouri, before working for NASA. Guests will be able to ask him questions during the presentation.

For information on other Apollo Day happenings and for ticket prices, click here.