Author Topic: JSC SPECIAL NOTICE - 'We're Celebrating First Footprints -- They Will Not Be the Last'  (Read 1786 times)

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This Friday marks the 38th anniversary of the first moon landing. You're invited to be a part of the inaugural "First Footprints" celebration, an agencywide annual commemoration of one of humankind's most amazing and important accomplishments -- the first footprints in the dusty soil of a distant world on July 20, 1969.

In honor of this historic anniversary, JSC has planned these events:

1. Friday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. -- Saturn V Facility Grand Opening Ceremony at Rocket Park, followed by an open invitation for employees to visit the complex from 12:30 to 5 p.m.  

2. Friday, July 20, 2:30 p.m. -- Special High-Definition screening of the award-winning documentary, "In the Shadow of the Moon," in the Teague Auditorium. (Tickets required.)

3. Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Public Day at the Saturn V Facility.

1. Saturn V Facility Grand Opening Ceremony, July 20 Employees are invited to view the grand opening of the restored Houston landmark and national treasure, the immense Saturn V rocket resting at the JSC main gate, on Friday, July 20, at 11:30 a.m.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Apollo astronauts John Young, Alan Bean, Walt Cunningham and Joe Kerwin; Apollo-era Flight Director Chris Kraft; National Air and Space Museum curator of Human Spaceflight, Allen Needell; and JSC Director Mike Coats. The ceremony will close with a ribbon-cutting. Employees are invited to stay after the ceremony and tour the building between 12:30 and 5 p.m. (No food or drinks are allowed inside.) Employee volunteer staffers will be available to answer questions.

Employee parking: Please note that for the morning of July 20 and during the ceremony, parking will not be available in the small parking lot on the south end of the building or in the Building 14 parking lot, which has been reserved for special guest parking. Employees are encouraged to use the special bus service provided on site that day at specific pick-up points. Employees should bring their JSC badges to gain access to the bus.

2. Documentary Film Screening, July 20
A special screening of the award-winning documentary, "In the Shadow of the Moon," will be shown in High Definition on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Teague Auditorium, with an introduction by the film's producer.

“In the Shadow of the Moon” covers the era between 1968 to 1972, when nine American spacecraft voyaged to the moon and 12 men walked upon its surface. The film brings together the surviving crew members from the Apollo missions that flew to the moon and tells the story in their own words, interwoven with rarely-seen, visually-stunning re-mastered footage.

"In the Shadow of the Moon" has won seven awards, including the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

3. Saturn V Public Day, July 21
The Saturn V facility will open to the public, no badges required, on Saturday, July 21. NASA representatives will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about the Saturn V, as well as NASA's Constellation Program to return humans to the moon. Beginning July 22, the facility will be open daily to all visitors in a self-guided capacity from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brought to you by the JSC Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Offline Rob in KC

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Nice title to the e-mail. But this was for employees only? Why don't they push these to the public, as their only real releases of note have been Doc leaving and finally the pushing of the J2-X engine. Apart from that and the BSG style trailer, nothing!

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Rob in KC - 17/7/2007  10:17 PM

Why don't they push these to the public
They did: