Space Day Celebration at Rocket Center
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Posted Apr 30, 2019

Space Day Celebration at Rocket Center

Friday, May 3, 2019

Alabama Public Television, WLRH Public Radio and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center celebrate National Space Day on Friday, May 3 with activities including a live, interactive Learning Adventure, Mission Control: Human Spaceflight, previews of the upcoming film Chasing the Moon and a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Robert Stone and Dr. Margrit von Braun.

Mission Control: Human Spaceflight, which APT will webcast live from USSRC Friday at 11:00 a.m., will give students a window into some of the nation’s most prominent space institutions such as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers, as well as the International Space Station. The program will explore NASA’s human space flight history from the Apollo Missions to the Shuttle Era to the future of space flight—the Space Launch System (SLS).  Teachers can continue to register their classes to participate until the day of the event at

APT will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July with an exciting new six-hour AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Chasing the Moon. Filmmaker Robert Stone says he wanted to tell the story of the space race for a new generation, and his film utilizes a feast of previously overlooked and often lost archive material.  APT invites the public to a FREE preview of Chasing the Moon on Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion featuring Robert Stone, Dr. Margrit von Braun, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE senior producer Susan Bellows.

Mission Control: Human Spaceflight is produced in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Alabama Bicentennial, The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, Wells Fargo, The Malone Family Foundation and The Robert R. Meyer Foundation.

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