Apollo 50: Celebrating Moon exploration across Canada!

Forty-nine years ago on July 20, 1969, humanity stepped foot on another celestial body and into history. (NASA)


Apollo 50: Celebrating Moon exploration across Canada!


July 19, 2019

Global Korean Post

On July 20, 2019, 50 years after the first historic steps on the Moon, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts David Saint-Jacques (at the Montreal Science Centre) and Robert Thirsk (at the Ontario Science Centre) will connect by video link to discuss the proud history and unfolding future of human space exploration.


The discussion between David Saint-Jacques and Robert Thirsk will be broadcast at four other events in Canada, each hosted by a CSA astronaut. Discussions will be held in English and French.


David Saint-Jacques will talk about the highlights of his mission and will answer questions from the audience, including some from those watching at events across Canada.



On Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and looked to exploration of the Moon and Mars in a live, two-hour broadcast.


The Apollo 11 (EVA) began at 10:39:33 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969 when Astronaut Neil Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first. While descending, he released the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly on the Lunar Module’s descent stage.



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