TV is over the moon with specials recounting 1969 landing

FILE - In this image provided by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Television is marking the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, moon landing with a variety of specials about NASA's Apollo 11 mission.

Central Texas College invites the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission on Saturday at the campus library. The free event is open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Fred Chavez, director of the Mayborn Science Theater, who will give a brief presentation on the Apollo 11 mission and moon landing. Following the presentation, attendees are invited to share their experience the day of the moon landing.

Other activities during the event include a video entitled “The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo 11.” In another section of the library, NASA’s space experience will air on several laptops and screens so attendees can hear and see the actual event taking place from the NASA base in Houston. A photo-op area will also be set up so people can take a picture of themselves “on the moon” and guests can participate in interactive NASA challenges.

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