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“The Eagle has landed” – Apollo 50th Anniversary

History was made 50 years ago today (20th July), when the first humans set foot on the Moon during Apollo 11.  Watched live on television by a worldwide audience, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went where no one had gone before.

The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery.  The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission symbolizes how anything is possible.  We are all explorers who can do our part to expand knowledge and be a part of the NASA mission.

Mission Objective
The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth.

Additional flight objectives included scientific exploration by the lunar module, or LM, crew; deployment of a television camera to transmit signals to Earth, deployment of a solar wind composition experiment, seismic experiment package and a Laser Ranging Retroreflector.  During the exploration, the two astronauts were to gather samples of lunar-surface materials for return to Earth.  They also were to extensively photograph the lunar terrain, the deployed scientific equipment, the LM spacecraft and each other, both with still and motion picture cameras.  This was to be the last Apollo mission to fly a “free-return” trajectory, which would enable a return to Earth with no engine firing, providing a ready abort of the mission at any time prior to lunar orbit insertion.

Mission Highlights

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles.  An estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took “…one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969.

After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the area around their lunar landing site for more than two hours.  They collected soil and rock samples, set up experiments, planted an American flag and left behind medallions honouring the Apollo 1 crew and a plaque saying, “We came in peace for all mankind.”

Crew:  Neil Armstrong (commander), Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr (lunar module pilot), Michael Collins (command module pilot).

Launch:  July 16, 1969 – lunar landing: July 20 – splashdown: July 24.

Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission.  Mission commander Neil Armstrong took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera.

While astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the Sea of Tranquility region of the moon, astronaut Michael Collins remained with the command and service modules in lunar orbit.

One of the first steps taken on the Moon – this is an image of Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission.

The logo for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing gives a nod to the past with a few elements borrowed from the original Apollo program emblem and a glimpse into the future with a graphic depiction of NASA’s vision for the next half-century of deep space exploration.  The arc through the word “Apollo” represents Earth’s limb, or horizon, as seen from a spacecraft.  It serves as a reminder of how the first views of Earth from the Moon – one of NASA’s crowning achievements – forever transformed the way we see ourselves as human beings.

 

“We need to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and exploration.  Don’t forget, one of the greatest joys is learning…….  Keep exploring!” – Amelia Piper, MajorTim.space – CEO/founder/manager

 

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at World Museum, Liverpool’s Footprints on the Moon event – Apollo 50th Anniversary – 20th July 2019!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops at World Museum, Liverpool’s Footprints on the Moon event – 20th July 2019!

This fantastic event is being held on the Apollo 50th Anniversary so we will be celebrating by running our drop-in workshops.

Our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops includes the opportunity to find and see Tardigrades through microscopes, learn all the facts and meet Mossy, our large-scale 3d printed model of a Tardigrade to see what their fascinating features look like in more detail.

In addition to the activities above – we will be running our popular Thaumatrope workshop – Apollo theme!

 We will also have our new ‘Design your own Pioneer of STEM’ activity.

Plus, we will be bringing our MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop.

Click the link below to find out more about the event on the World Museum, Liverpool website – http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=40208

Come and find us to help celebrate Apollo 50th Annniversary!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Penrhyn Bay Summer Fete – Celebrating Asteroid Day – 30th June 2019!

We had a fantastic time running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at Penrhyn Bay Summer Fete – 30th June 2019!

The event was held on Asteroid Day – so we celebrated by running our drop-in workshops.

Visitors to our stand made Thaumatropes – while learning the science behind them – which they could take away with them.

We had some different visitors to our stand because the event was also a Dog Show!

We took our MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop which was very popular with the visitors and the dogs!
More photos of visitors with the photo accessory at the end of the article.

The lucky winner of our raffle was Graham!
The prize was a signed photo of Helen Sharman.
He was thrilled with his prize (below).

 

All of the visitors had a STEMtastic time celebrating Asteroid Day 2019 at our stand!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Penrhyn Bay Summer Fete – Celebrating Asteroid Day!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at Penrhyn Bay Summer Fete – 30th June 2019.

The event is being held on Asteroid Day – so we will be celebrating by running our workshops.

Make a Thaumatrope – while learning the science behind it – which you can take away with you!

Plus, we will be bringing our MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop.
The event also includes a Dog Show, so come and have a STEMtastic photo taken with your dog or on your own!

The event will be held on the Princes Green, Penrhyn Bay – 30th June 2019, 12pm – 4pm.

Come and find us to help Celebrate Asteroid Day 2019!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at United Kingdom Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) 2019 School Session!

We had a fantastic time running our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops at United Kingdom Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) School Session – 12th June 2019!

Pupils age 13+ had a lecture by Dallas Campbell when they arrived before coming to our sessions –

Students enjoyed taking part in our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops, which includes the opportunity to find and see Tardigrades through microscopes, learn all the facts and meet Mossy, our large-scale 3d printed model of a Tardigrade to see what their fascinating features look like in more detail.

Every time we run our ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops, we take as many photos as possible of the visitors with Mossy (the 3d printed Tardigrade).
Mossy was very popular!
More photos of visitors with Mossy at the end of the article.

In addition to the activities stated above we also had our incredible interactive Virtual Reality learning activity.

All of the pupils had a STEMtastic time!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at The Big Conwy BioBlitz – 26th May 2019!

We had a fantastic time running our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops at RSPB Conwy’s The Big Conwy BioBlitz Event – 26th May 2019!

Visitors enjoyed taking part in our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops, which includes the opportunity to find and see Tardigrades through microscopes, learn all the facts and meet Mossy, our large-scale 3d printed model of a Tardigrade to see what their fascinating features look like in more detail.
 
 
Every time we run our ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops, we take as many photos as possible of the visitors with Mossy (the 3d printed Tardigrade).
Mossy was very popular!
More photos of visitors with Mossy at the end of the article.
 
All of the visitors to our stand had a STEMtastic time!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at The Big Conwy BioBlitz – 26th May 2019!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops at RSPB Conwy’s The Big Conwy BioBlitz Event – 26th May 2019!
 
Our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops includes the opportunity to find and see Tardigrades through microscopes, learn all the facts and meet Mossy, our large-scale 3d printed model of a Tardigrade to see what their fascinating features look like in more detail.
 
 
In addition to the activities above – we will be have a badge maker on our stand, where you can make your own Tardigrade badge to take home -in aid of the RSPB.
 

 

Click the link below to find out more about the event on the RSPB’s website –
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/events-dates-and-inspiration/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-467302

Come and find us to have a STEMtastic time!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at The World Museum, Liverpool’s May the Fourth Be With You Event – 4th May 2019!

We had a fantastic time running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at The World Museum, Liverpool’s May the Fourth Be With You Event – 4th May 2019!

We were running three different drop-in activities:

Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!

Visitors to our stand made Hoop Gliders with a shooting star twist, Thaumatropes and Levitating Ball Blowers – while learning the science behind them – All of which they could take away with them.

We took our new MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop which was very popular with the visitors!
More photos of visitors with the photo accessory at the end of the article.

All of the visitors to our stand had a STEMtastic time!

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Here are some of the visitors to our stand having competitions with their hoop gliders –

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at The World Museum, Liverpool’s May the Fourth Be With You Event – 4th May 2019!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at The World Museum, Liverpool’s May the Fourth Be With You Event – 4th May 2019!

We will be running three different drop-in activities and a raffle with a unique prize:

Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!

Make a Hoop Glider, a Thaumatrope and a Levitating Ball Blower – while learning the science behind them – All of which you can take away with you!

Plus, we will be bringing our MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop.

The event will be held in the World Museum, Liverpool – 11am – 4pm.

Click the link below to find out more about the event on the World Museum, Liverpool website – http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=39486

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Daresbury Laboratory’s Talking Science Deep Ocean Lab Talk (by Greg Foot) – 11th April 2019!

We had a fantastic time running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at Daresbury Laboratory’s Talking Science Deep Ocean Lab Talk (by Greg Foot) – 11th April 2019!

We were running two different drop-in activities and some friction challenges:
Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!

Visitors made Hoop Gliders with a shooting star twist and Thaumatropes, while learning the science behind them!

It was great to see our friend Greg Foot again (below)!

Congratulations to Sophie who was the lucky winner of our raffle – the prize was a signed photo of Helen Sharman!
Greg Foot picked out the winning raffle ticket and presented the prize to the excited winner (below).


Greg Foot presenting the prize to Sophie – the lucky winner jumped out of her chair as soon as she heard her number!

All of the visitors to our stand had a STEMtastic time!

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