The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. To commemorate the event and have a little fun, a special Apollo at 50 Lunch and Learn Event will take place at the George Washington Carver National Monument on Wednesday, July 24. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission of the first the first manned spacecraft landing on the Moon by learning more about rocketry and creating your own “pop rocket”.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m.- Build and design personal pop rockets

10:30 a.m.- Launch rockets and track trajectory

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Dr. David A. Renfroe (University of Arkansas Mechanical Engineering Professor):

    11:00 a.m. “Going to the Moon”

    11:30 a.m. “Rockets, How They Work”

    12:00 noon “Your Future in Space” 

12:30 p.m.- Final rocket launch

Apollo at 50: Lunch and Learn will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on July 24. There is no charge to participate.

The George Washington Carver National Monument is located at 5646 Carver Road, Diamond, MO.