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SportAstros commemorate Apollo 11 for 50th anniversary

00:40  21 july  2019
00:40  21 july  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Rocket to be projected onto Washington Monument for 50th anniversary of moon landing

Rocket to be projected onto Washington Monument for 50th anniversary of moon landing A full-size rocket ship will be projected onto the Washington Monument to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will project the image of a full-scale, 63-foot Saturn V rocket directly onto the monument next weekend, the museum announced. The projection will cover all 363 feet of the monument. "The Washington Monument is a symbol of our collective national achievements and what we can and will achieve in the future. It took 400,000 people from across the 50 states to make Apollo a reality.

Fifty years ago this week, Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon. The mission’s "one giant leap" remains a defining moment in human history. And what they

Washington Monument Commemorates 50 th Moon Landing Anniversary We Ride with Neil, Buzz and Michael!!! The Washington Monument is more than a phallic symbol this week it's the backdrop for commemorating the 50 th anniversary of Apollo 11 .

Astros commemorate Apollo 11 for 50th anniversary© Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

On the 50th anniversary of an iconic moment for the United States with unique ties to Houston, the Astros are set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing in a special way during their weekend series against the Texas Rangers.

The Astros have placed special plaques on each base at Minute Maid Park, with quotes from the astronauts on the historic mission that all started in Houston and shaped the entire country for decades to come.

While there will certainly be some great commemorations to the special anniversary of an important moment for the U.S., it’s even nicer to see the Astros commemorate the day given the special importance to the city.

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The special Apollo 11 hat that the Houston Astros will wear to mark the 50 th anniversary of the historic mission is seen in a photo posted on Twitter on July 15 The team will commemorate the Apollo 11 mission by wearing special hats during the game that feature the Apollo 11 mission emblem.

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