Wednesday, July 30, 2008

50th Anniversary of NASA

Did you know that NASA has been around for fifty years? July 29, 1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to direct U.S. space policy. We have a display of books and videos about astronauts like John Glenn and space missions like Apollo.
We have two new DVDs for the space explorer in you. “Magnificent Desolation” walking on the moon transports you to the lunar surface, where you can walk alongside the 12 astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard and felt. Ron Howard’s “In the Shadow of the Moon” has, for the first time, a combination of archival material much has never before been seen. Also interviews of the surviving astronauts as they tell the story of the Apollo space program. Only 12 American men have walked upon the moon surface and remain the only human beings to have stood on another planet. Both programs are a wonderful chance to step where no man had step before.

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