Mississippi's Mission Continues as 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Is Celebrated
Trends and- the eagle has landed.
- historic words recorded as the- - - - first man ever - american neil- armstrong became the first man- to walk on the moon.- all week long, the nation has - celebrated the 50th anniversary- of apollo 11's mission .... and- this week, the nation's top - lawmakers paused to acknowledge- the role- mississippi has played in this- ... and other space - missions...throug - hout the years.
- senator cindy-hyde smith- recalled her memories of this - landmark moment as a young girl- ... while on the- senate floor this week, giving- credit to the role hancock- county's stennis space center - played in ensuring the- rockets could help land these - first americans on the moon.- senator hyde-smith pointed to - mississippi's ongoing role in - space exploration and - technology.
- two well-known astronauts - fre- haise, who was onboard- that fateful apollo 13 mission- ... and stuart roosa...are from- south mississippi.- roosa's daughter rosemary, a- biloxi resident,- continues a program launched to- plant moonseeds - from one of her father's space- missions in every country world- wide.
- and the overall mission - continues here in mississippi.- earlier this month governor phi- bryant announced the- launch of two new projects here- in mississippi..
A new- economic development space- initiative and the- formation of the mississippi- national guard space- directorate, a space force that- will help ensure mississippi -- and - america's success in the field- of space and that will use- space technology to develop - defense and disaster- response strategies.- -