Press Release

NASA Announces Apollo Anniversary Events, News Conference

By SpaceRef Editor
June 26, 2009
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NASA Announces Apollo Anniversary Events, News Conference

WASHINGTON — NASA has announced a schedule of events to commemorate the achievements of the Apollo program and the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. Among the activities is a news conference with astronauts from several Apollo missions scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EDT, July 20, in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. NASA Headquarters is located at 300 E St., S.W.

A list of events to celebrate the Apollo legacy is located at:

The STS-125 space shuttle crew, past and present astronauts, engineers, and other NASA employees will celebrate the historic Apollo lunar exploration missions with activities at locations around the country from July 1 to July 24. NASA Television will broadcast many of the events live or provide news feeds on its daily Video File. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

Additional events may be added later. Some activities are by invitation only and others have limited media access. Please check back periodically for updates.

The July 20 news conference will be carried live on NASA TV and the agency’s Internet homepage. Media representatives may ask questions from participating agency field centers. Reporters should call their local center to confirm its participation in the event.

NASA’s Apollo missions and 40th anniversary Web sites provide easy access to various agency resources and multimedia about the program and the history of human spaceflight, including a gallery of Apollo multimedia features. The sites are online at: and

SpaceRef staff editor.