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Georgia College to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

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Georgia College to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

Georgia College to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

MILLEGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - At exactly 10:56 p.m.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon.

Saturday will mark exactly 50 years since the iconic moment.


Georgia College to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

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Georgia college will host a special tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the apollo 11 moon landing.

41nbc s rashaad vann spoke with university faculty members about the event and joins us now with more.

It s been 50 years since apollo 11 landed on the moon, and astronaut neal armstrong took "one giant leap for mankind".

Now, georgia college has plans to commemorate the historic event.

It s all part of a celebration envisioned by astronomy lecturer dr. laura whitlock, one of the few women astrophysicists in the world and a former nasa employee.

Lissie: she brought this idea and this vision and so we have been able to put it together the posters tell the timeline from dreaming about going to the moon actually stepping foot on the moon and coming back home safely.

Director of the science education center, dr. catrena lisse, says they are hoping to inspire and ignite young minds.

Lissie: we re hoping at least one person will walk away and get excited about the possibilities.

I mean if they were able to do this 50 years ago, what can we do, you know, its limitless.

Associate director kell carpenter, says the historic event will give people a chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

Carpenter: it s really good for campus because it allows the community and those who are interested in such a historic event to be able to come on dr. lisse also says the event will include moon rocks, old newspapers along with commemorative toys, model rockets, and a lot more

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