July 19th, NASA Ames Research Center
Moonfest 2009: From Apollo to LCROSS, and Beyond
On Sunday, July 19, 2009, Moonfest 2009 celebrated the exploration of the our Moon with a festival at the NASA Ames Research Center. Moonfest 2009 was also NASA Ames' first zero waste event and had a waste diversion waste of 95.6%!
This website is an archive of the event; please read on! You can read about press coverage of the event here.
On July 20, 1969, our nation and the world watched in awe as the first humans stepped foot onto another world. Please come celebrate the 40th anniversary of this momentous landing on Sunday, July 19, 2009 with Moonfest 2009: From Apollo to LCROSS, and Beyond.
This event will celebrate the accomplishments of NASA focused around the Apollo 11 landing while also showcasing subsequent and planned future explorations of the Moon by the United States and other space-faring nations. The day will include scientific talks, rocket launches, musical performances, and more.
The event is being organized by the NASA Lunar Science Institute, a new organization that supplements and extends existing NASA lunar science programs, and LCROSS, the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite mission, which had a successful launch on June 18th.
Moonfest is an environmentally friendly event! The event will be using solar power, diverting waste streams into recycling and composting, and using environmentally friendly materials throughout the day. To learn more, visit our environment page.
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