Sunday, July 19, 2009

Moonfest


Thanks to the magic of jet travel, this weekend we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 at both Johnson Space Center and Ames Research Center in California. Saturday afternoon was a reunion of ED, the engineers who made Apollo fly. That evening was "Fly Me to the Moon," a public celebration at University of Houston Clear Lake. We saw Apollo footage introduced by Flight Director Glenn Lunney and his son Brian, who is a flight director today!

Sunday Ames Research Center was open for a Moonfest. On the parade ground were many exhibits and a rap band doing space rap!. Speakers included scientists Paul Spudis and Astronaut Don Pettit. Over 10,000 people showed up at Ames, proving how much enthusiasm exists for the Moon.

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3 Comments:

Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Another interesting paper on arXiv that has to do with black holes and accretion: Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm ? D. Elbaz, K. Jahnke, E. Pantin, D. Le Borgne, G. Letawe.

4:56 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Thanks carl, I will read this asap. The world is slowly comning around to our way of thinking.

2:42 AM  
Blogger John said...

Hi Louise -

Thanks for stopping by the LUNAR booth to say 'hi' and pick up a couple of ARA Press items. It was good seeing you outside of a Sci-Fi con :-)

Could you contact me (jhagerty@juno.com) regarding those items? There was a little snag with the card.

- Jack

11:27 AM  

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