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Moon Landing: Marking 50 Years Since the Apollo Mission Put a Man on the Moon


July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Join us as we learn about the tremendous undertaking that were the Apollo missions, and hear listener memories of one of the most momentous days in human history.

Friday evening at the Portland Sea Dogs game, Maine Public Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz and astronaut and Mainer Christopher Cassidy will discuss the U.S. Space program and view clips on the Sea Dog scoreboard from the PBS “Chasing the Moon” documentary. Irwin will join us on Maine Calling to share his interest in the space program and his recollections of the moon landing.


Nancy Atkinson, author, "Eight Years to The Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions;" Atkinson hass been with Universe Today since 2004 and writes for Ad Astra.

Shawn Laatsch, director, Emera Astronomy Center, University of Maine


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