Erie Celebrates The Upcoming Anniversary Of The Moon Landing
A special celebration was held Tuesday night at the Blasco Memorial Library to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
Darren Williams and Jim Gavio, from Penn State Behrend's Astronomy Department, hosted a presentation, discussing NASA's first exploration of the moon landing, and the astronauts whose footprints still lie there.
Commander Neil Armstrong, and pilot, Buzz Aldrin, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the Moon, July 20th of 1969.
During the presentation, Williams and Gavio talked to the crowd about how difficult it is to get to the moon, how much energy is required, how long the trip takes, and we use gravity to help us get there and back to earth.
During the month of July, the Blasco will also host a display featuring items from Jack Swigert, the command module pilot of Apollo 13, which will share various items from time as a NASA astronaut.