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NASA Kicks Off A Lunar Summer: Share Your Apollo Stories Live Shots

NASA Kicks Off A Lunar Summer
Celebrating 50 years Since Apollo Landing And A Decade Of Mapping The Moon NASA Wants To Hear Your Apollo Story

On July 20, 1969, people from all over the world tuned in to watch Apollo 11 astronauts make history by setting foot on the Moon for the first time. NASA is celebrating 50 years since this iconic event with a summer of celebration, as we look back on this milestone and look forward to returning to the Moon in the near future.

Using 10 years of stunning imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have been mapping the Moon in exquisite detail, giving us new insight about where to explore next.

Chat with NASA scientists on June 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST about the past, present and future of lunar and solar system exploration. Find out how your viewers can share their memories of Apollo and their excitement for the next generation of lunar explorers.

And check out the new NASA Explorers: Apollo audio series! It's an audio series that tells stories of the Moon and the people who explore it. LISTEN HERE!

Questions? Contact: or 301-286-0918

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1. The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is just ONE month away and NASA is celebrating by collecting people’s memories of that historic event. How can our viewers participate?

2. Fifty years ago we first stepped foot on the Moon. Why does NASA want to go back to the Moon?

3. How has the Apollo 11 mission affected your life and career decision?

4. NASA currently has a mission orbiting the Moon, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. What are some of the surprising things have we learned from this mission?

5. How will returning to the Moon help us move forward to putting humans on Mars?

6. Where can our viewers submit their Apollo story?

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Lead Producers:
Michelle Handleman (USRA)
Courtney A. Lee (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

Lead Editor:
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