Berlin Wall Memorial - Fulton, MO

Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Commemoration Education and Outreach Event

Friday, May 16, 2014
St. Louis Science Center Planetarium

Activities include:

  • Guest appearance and presentation by famous NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz.
  • Launch demonstration of historic scale model replicas of historic NASA and Russian manned space vehicles.
  • Apollo 11 launch reenactment from a scale working replica of the Saturn V Launch Complex.


9:30 a.m. Registration and Check-In (Planetarium)
10 a.m. Program Start - Presentation of the Colors by Parks College Honor Guard (archery field - adjacent to planetarium parking lot)*
10:15 a.m. Historic NASA Manned Space Vehicle Launch Demonstration
V-2, Mercury Redstone, Mercury Atlas, Agena Atlas, Gemini Titan*
10:25 a.m. Gene Kranz
Welcome, Recollection of the Apollo 11 Mission*
10:30 a.m. Apollo 11 Scale Model Launch Reenactment*
10:35 a.m. Playing of Stars and Stripes
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Student groups split into the following three activities
Group 1: Student Lunch Break - St. Louis Science Center
Group 2: CLC Straw Rocket Activity - Planetarium Lobby Areas
Group 3: Essay winners lunch - TBD
12:15 p.m. Gene Kranz Main Presentation (Planetarium)
Anna Green Master of Ceremony*
1 p.m. Students Tour Science Center

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