50th anniversary NASA Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 20, 2019, will mark the 50th anniversary of the landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.

To celebrate, the NASA PA Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) will host a free public event at The State Theatre in State College, PA.

PSGC welcomes James A. Pawelczyk, associate professor of physiology and kinesiology at Penn State and astronaut who flew aboard the NASA STS-90 Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist.

During the 16-day Spacelab flight, Pawelczyk was a member of the seven-person crew aboard Columbia who served as both experiment subjects and operators for 26 individual life science experiments focused on the effects of microgravity on the brain and nervous system.

Buzz Aldrin stands beside LM strut and probe/NASA

Pawelczyk will speak before introducing the 2019 documentary film Apollo 11. The film uses 100 percent archival footage of the Apollo 11 mission, including 70 mm film that was previously unreleased to the public.

The large-format footage includes scenes from Launch Complex 39; the launch of the Saturn V rocket; the recovery of astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins and the Apollo 11 command module; and post-mission efforts aboard the Hornet.

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with displays set up inside the theatre. The speaker/film screening will begin 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.