Published: Tue, July 23, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

The World War II-era USS Hornet Museum in Alameda in East Bay Area started the celebrations Saturday with exhibitions, on-site presentations, movie screening of a documentary recording the monumental landing on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts, and a tourist opportunity to meet some crew members who helped recover an Apollo space capsule after it returned to Earth.

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In addition to the more obvious representations featured in the logo, NASA has also revealed that the "A" extends past the Moon as a nod to the program's goal of going beyond the Moon to Mars. The space craft will probably be venturing into deep space in an orbit round he moon that takes it tens of thousands of miles from the surface as well as close as 60 miles from the moon.

"The Orion is in the same cell as where Apollo was stacked 50 years ago". Also in attendance were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, Kennedy Center Director Robert Cabana, Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson, along with Rick Armstrong (the son of Apollo 11's Commander Neil Armstrong).

Besides, the life-size animation of the Saturn V rocket, which propelled the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon, looms above the National Mall every night, projected onto the Washington Monument.

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Orion will have no passengers for its first mission to the Moon.

"When we go to Mars we're going to have to be there for a long period of time, so we need to learn how to live and work on another world", Bridenstine said. The reusable capsule, created to carry four to six astronauts, is meant to offer a "sustainable" option for carrying humans to other worlds, including the moon and, later, Mars.

"Inner the next year we can ship American astronauts into home on American rockets from American soil", said Pence, who was once flanked by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin valid by his speech.

NASA said the mission "encompasses all of our efforts to return humans to the Moon - which will prepare us and propel us on to Mars". Since then, Desforges has been an enthusiast of space exploration efforts. "China has made big headway in its space program and I know it has sent several astronauts to a space lab on the orbit", he said.

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