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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 celebrated at the Intrepid Museum

Launch of Apollo 11
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Intrepid Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 With New Installation Plus Programs And Events For All Ages

Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond Conveys Awe of Moon Landing Through Raw Emotions and Reactions Worldwide

NEW YORK – The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum announced today a robust series of programs and events for all ages to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, highlighted by a new installation opening on May 1 entitled Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond. Through screenings, installations, conversations with astronauts and historians, and playful comedy, programs will reveal and connect the science and innovation from the 1969 Moon landing to the space exploration of tomorrow.

On July 20, 1969, a worldwide audience of more than half a billion people paused their daily routines to watch and listen as American astronauts first set foot upon the Moon.Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond invites visitors to experience the raw emotion and awe of that historic moment through an imaginative installation of vintage televisions in an ascending tower. The images convey the spectacle and wonder of the milestone through the reactions of households and public gatherings around the globe. The installation, located in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion adjacent to the space shuttle Enterprise, the largest space artifact in the Northeast, bridges the decades to showcase the explorations of today and the dreams of the future, pointing towards the next great space achievements of the 21st century.

“As president of the Museum, nothing makes me more proud than the incredible work we do to enrich lives, educate our youth and inspire our next generation of thinkers and doers, all while celebrating momentous times in our history. One of those moments is, of course, the lunar landing,” said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. “Intrepid, in its days of service, played an important role in space exploration serving as a recovery vessel for the Gemini and Mercury missions, the precursors to Apollo. We pride ourselves in providing programming and opportunities to connect these moments of the past to possibilities of tomorrow.”

Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond was designed to be fully accessible to all, including the captioning of any videos with audio; induction loops; directed sound; directed lighting; text with high contrast and clear fonts; and a layout that is wheelchair accessible.

Other Apollo-themed programming includes (check www.intrepidmuseum.org for the most updated information) items which are listed within New Yorkled’s Calendar.

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