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MOSI celebrating 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing with exhibition and special events

One Small Step exhibition open until September
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Posted at 4:05 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 04:55:14-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing with a summer exhibition and several special events.

The One Small Step exhibition will allow MOSI guests to explore Apollo memorabilia, including a working replica of an Apollo computer, a space pen used to save the Apollo 11 mission from disaster, and a full-scale diorama of a 1969 living room where families came together to watch the historic event. You can also experience the smell of Moon dust and come face-to-face with an actual moon rock. It is scheduled to close in early September 2019.

MOSI is taking part in the Global Rocket Launch on Tuesday, July 16. The international event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. Guests can launch high-pressure rockets at MOSI from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 a.m. as part of a world-record attempt to celebrate human space exploration.

The museum is broadcasting "NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future" at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19. The live broadcast will feature NASA experts and learning experiences from NASA sites. In addition to the live broadcast,

MOSI will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the lunar surface all day on Saturday, July 20. Guests will be able to participate in a variety of science activities, including space origami, space rover and meteoroid challenges, and rocket building and launching in the MOSI Science Park. There will also be special guest presentations, space-theme shows, pop-up demostrations and a re-broadcast of 1969 television coverage of the original moon landing.

All special events and the One Small Step exhibition are included in MOSI's general admission price.

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