On July 20, 1969, our nation and the world watched in awe as the first humans stepped foot onto another world. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of this momentous landing with Moonfest 2009: From Apollo to LCROSS, and Beyond. The festival is being held on Sunday, July 19, 2009, at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
Moonfest 2009 will celebrate the accomplishments of NASA by focusing on the Apollo 11 landing and related events, while also showcasing subsequent and planned future explorations of the moon by the United States and other space-faring nations. The day will include scientific talks, rocket launches, musical performances and more.
The event is being organized by the NASA Lunar Science Institute and by LCROSS, the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite mission. LCROSS had a successful launch on June 18, 2009.
For more information, visit http://moonfest.arc.nasa.gov/