NASA took “one giant leap” 50 years ago with the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first astronauts on the moon.

To celebrate the anniversary and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education and outreach, the PA Space Grant Consortium and Penn State are presenting three events in mid-July:

What – Penn State Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Rocket Launch
When – Tuesday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring a simultaneous model rocket launch at 9:32 a.m.
Where – Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center (Ag Progress Days site), nine miles southwest of State College on State Route 45
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What – PSGC Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moon Landing, featuring speaker James Pawelczyk and Apollo 11 film
When – Saturday, July 20, doors open at 6:15 p.m. speaker/film screening begins at 7 p.m.
Where – The State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
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What – Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge (ANGLeS Challenge)
When – Saturday, July 20
Where – Penn State, University Park campus
For more information, visit the ANGLeS Challenge website here , and the PA Challenge Hub site here.