The Eagle Has Landed in NYC: A New Yorker's Guide to Apollo 11

Space.com | 7/19/2019 | Chelsea Gohd
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NEW YORK — This weekend, New York City will get a little bit closer to the moon as the city celebrates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.

This weekend, from Times Square to the city's renowned institutions and museums, New York City will be home to parties, special exhibitions, music and even comedy shows that will celebrate the out-of-this-world anniversary.

Family - Children - Time - Friends - Something

Whether you have a family with young children or are looking for a good time with friends, there is something for everyone looking to commemorate Apollo.

Tomorrow night (July 20) at 7 p.m. EDT, as part of the "Intrepid Presents" series, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be hosting "To the Moon," a night of comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) and former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, who also serves as Senior Space Advisor to the Intrepid.

Moon - Massimino - UCB - Gang - History

At "To the Moon," Massimino and the UCB gang will discuss the history and science of Apollo, exploring how the lunar landing was accomplished. The night will even include an Apollo 11-inspired improv set.

In addition to Massimino, the cast will feature Noah Petro, the project scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and UCB's Lauren Adams, who most recently played a "mole-woman" in the Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Event - Adults - Wine - Beer - Purchase

This is a ticketed event for adults 21+, where wine and beer will be available for purchase; tickets can be found at www.intrepidmuseum.org.

For those traveling with children, earlier in the day the Intrepid will be showing the Giant Leaps Planetarium Show. This presentation takes audiences through the incredible process of landing humans on the moon. Through Project Mercury, the Gemini Program and the incredible Apollo missions that preceded the first moon landing, this planetarium show will take visitors all the way to the moon landing itself, showing them what...
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